from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An educational institution offering a two-year course that is generally the equivalent of the first two years of a four-year undergraduate course.
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- n. An institution of higher education that awards the associate's degree but not bachelor's degree or higher.
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- n. a college that offers only the first two years terminating in an associate degree
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NEW ORLEANS COLLEGE to this main emphasis of the school there are also offered a regular college course, junior college course, college preparatory course, a pre-medical course, a domestic science course, and special work in domestic art, music, elocution and commercial subjects.
Two weeks later I get a call from Melvin Black, a buddy I played with in junior college who is now playing for the New England Patriots.
After Laura graduated from high school, she went to live with some cousins of ours in Crownfield, because the junior college there had such a good drama department.
Laura had finished her second year at the junior college by then, and she just went on taking care of the kids for several more months, when for some reason she decided to marry Ed Baggett.