campus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin campus (field).

First used in its current sense in reference to Princeton University in the 1770s.

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Noun[edit]

campus (plural campuses)

  1. The grounds or property of a school, college, university, business, church, or hospital, often understood to include buildings and other structures.
    • 2013 August 24, Schumpeter, “Mr Geek goes to Washington”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8850: 
      From their corporate campuses on the west coast, America’s technology entrepreneurs used to ignore faraway Washington, DC—or mention the place only to chastise it for holding back innovation with excessive regulation. They have, at times, invested in the low politics of self-interested lobbying […]. Yet unlike Wall Street [] tech tycoons have remained largely aloof from the broader affairs of the nation’s capital.
    The campus is sixty hectares in size.
  2. An institution of higher education and its ambiance.
    During the late 1960s, many an American campus was in a state of turmoil.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The Latinate plural form campi is sometimes used, particularly with respect to colleges or universities; however, it is sometimes frowned upon. By contrast, the common plural form campuses is universally accepted.

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Verb[edit]

campus (third-person singular simple present campuses, present participle campusing, simple past and past participle campused)

  1. To confine to campus as a punishment.

Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

campus m (plural campus)

  1. campus (grounds or property of a school, etc)

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cam‧pus

Noun[edit]

campus m (plural campussen, diminutive campusje n)

  1. campus

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

campus m (plural campus)

  1. campus (of university)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Indo-European *kamp- (to bend; crooked); see English camp for further discussion.

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campus m (genitive campī); second declension

  1. an open, even or flat space; plain, field, sea
  2. a place or field of action, opportunity, scope; subject for debate; theatre

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative campus campī
genitive campī campōrum
dative campō campīs
accusative campum campōs
ablative campō campīs
vocative campe campī

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

campus m (plural campi)

  1. campus
    Além das unidades localizadas nos campi Pampulha e Saúde, a UFMG possui ainda outras no centro de Belo Horizonte e bairros periféricos.
    Besides units located in the Pampulha and Health campuses, UFMG has others in downtown Belo Horizonte and surrounding neighborhoods.