from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A junior college without residential facilities that is often funded by the government.
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- noun US An educational institution providing college education granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates' degrees, but not higher level degrees. The name derives from the fact that community colleges primarily attract and accept students from the local community, and are often supported by the local community through property taxes. A
- noun UK A secondary school, usually offering extended services of some sort.
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- noun a nonresidential junior college offering a curriculum fitted to the needs of the community
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From Estelle Gordon, administrative secretary at the community college, Reggie heard that the Army was cleaning out Joe Hansen's lab.