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

  • n. A university that has numerous constituent and affiliated institutions, such as separate colleges, campuses, and research centers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A kind of modern, large-scale university, open to all, proposed by Clark Kerr in the 1960s.

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

  • n. a university system having several separate campuses and colleges and research centers


multi- + (uni)versity.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
multi- +‎ university (Wiktionary)



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