Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Existing or carried on within the bounds of an institution, especially a school: intramural athletics.
  • adj. Anatomy Occurring or situated within the wall of a cavity or organ.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Within the walls; within one institution, particularly a school.
  • adj. Within the substance of the walls of an organ.
  • n. A (usually sports) competition between teams belonging to the same school.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being within the walls, as of a city.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to those activities occurring within a single institution or organization, .
  • adj. Being within the substance of the walls of an organ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Being within the walls or boundaries, as of a city or building: as, intramural interment is now prohibited in many cities.
  • In anatomy and medicine, situated in the substance of the walls of a tubular or other hollow organ, as the intestine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. carried on within the bounds of an institution or community

Etymologies

From Latin intramuralis, from prefix intra-, within, + murus, wall, + adjective suffix -alis (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And they definitely participate in intramural sports.

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  • In my experience, most leakers, even of highly classified material, are motivated by surprisingly petty interests – things like spite, flattery, and a desire to win intramural debates by other means.

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  • Administration at the University of California at Berkeley, he participated in intramural sports and held offices in his fraternity, Sigma Alpha

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  • He enthusiastically participated in intramural sports and was an active member of the Air Force Reserve Officers

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  • Annoyed by Edward’s performance in intramural sports, Roy has made a new sport out of picking on the poor kid.

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  • He began calling intramural games in college, which led to officiating elementary and middle school games, which led to high school games and a full high school schedule.

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  • So some scientists from California who worked with the stuff on the Manhattan Project decided to call their intramural baseball team the 49ers.

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  • A diamond to the clever math nerds who, The Herald reported this week, call their intramural hockey team "the Eulers," after the famous mathematical thinker and the NHLers from Edmonton.

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  • This is where Disch's sledgehammer approach seems particularly questionable to me, because I agree with many of his conclusions, but would want to add footnotes and amendments before signing on -- for instance, I admire Merril's Best SF anthologies more than any other such series, but I don't see anything particularly wrong with "intramural" anthologies, either, because done well they can be quite satisfying books.

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  • After Judge Lamberth issued his injunction, NIH officials stopped new grants to outside scientists and also directed "intramural" scientists -- those operating directly at NIH of embryonic research -- to stop their work as well.

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