extracurricular love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being outside the regular curriculum of a school or college.
  • adjective Being outside the usual duties of a job or profession.
  • adjective Informal Extramarital.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Outside of the normal curriculum of an educational establishment
  • adjective Similarly outside of the normal duties of a job or profession
  • adjective informal extramarital
  • noun education An activity outside the normal academic curriculum.
  • noun informal An activity beyond official duties of a job or profession.
  • noun informal An extramarital affair.

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

  • adjective characterized by adultery
  • adjective outside the regular academic curriculum
  • adjective outside the regular duties of your job or profession


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  • My matriculation at F. & M. was characterised by total immersion in "extracurricular" activities.

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  • I was rarely involved in extracurricular activities and I never did any homework, so when the bell rang on Friday afternoons, I had a whole two and a half days to spend in front of the TV.

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  • But they should acknowledge up front that choosing not to send a child to public school means you also give up the right/privilege for that child to participate in extracurricular activities, such as football.

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  • This was a welcome break from my main extracurricular activity of the past week — fixing timezone support on Calagator.

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  • Others seem to be employed in extracurricular activities of a more malevolent nature.

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  • •Seniors who transferred to their current institutions talked less frequently with faculty about their future plans, were less likely than their peers to work with their classmates on assignments outside of class, and were less likely to participate in extracurricular activities.

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  • Among the traits that protected students from becoming addicted were being involved in extracurricular activities, it said.

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  • Privilege is participating in extracurricular activities like dance, theater, or music lessons.


  • The world would be better if: Youngsters were more involved in extracurricular activities.

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  • As a growing number of applicants have gotten top scores on these "hard" portions of the college application, admissions officers at selective schools have been forced to rely more on "soft" measures, such as teacher recommendations, the perceived difficulty of the student's curriculum, excellence in extracurricular activities, and, most important, the college essay.

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