college

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English[edit]

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Stonyhurst College, a private school in Lancashire, England

Etymology[edit]

From Old French college, from Latin collegium.

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Noun[edit]

college (plural colleges)

  1. (obsolete) A corporate group; a group of colleagues.
  2. (in some proper nouns) A group sharing common purposes or goals.
    College of Cardinals, College of Surgeons
  3. (politics) An electoral college.
  4. An academic institution. [From 1560s.]
  5. An institution of higher education.
  6. (US) An institution of higher education teaching undergraduates.
  7. (attributively, chiefly US) Attendance at an institution of higher education.
    These should be his college years, but he joined the Army.
  8. (Canada) A postsecondary institution that does not award bachelor's degrees, instead offering vocational training and/or associate's degrees.
  9. (chiefly UK) A non-specialized, semi-autonomous division of a university, with its own faculty, departments, library, etc.
    Pembroke College, Cambridge; Balliol College, Oxford; University College, London
  10. (US, New Zealand) A specialized division of a university.
    College of Engineering
  11. (UK, in the names of private schools) A secondary school.
    Eton College
  12. (UK) An institution of further education at an intermediate level (in the UK, typically teaching those aged 16 to 19); sixth form.
  13. (New Zealand) A high school or secondary school.
  14. (UK) An institution for adult education at a basic or intermediate level (teaching those of any age).
  15. (Australia) A residential hall associated with a university, which may be independent or have its own tutors but is not involved in teaching.
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Noun[edit]

college c (plural colleges, diminutive collegetje n)

  1. lecture, class

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈko̞lids/
  • IPA(key): /ˈko̞lidsi/ (especially in the "sweatshirt" -sense)

Noun[edit]

college

  1. college (learning institution)
  2. college sweatshirt

Declension[edit]

This table shows the spoken declension with IPA symbols, which falls nicely into risti -class.

Written declension is more complicated due to the difficulty of combining "college" with risti-type endings. Therefore, it might be advisable to avoid inflecting this word in writing by using synonyms, when available. If one has to, one option is to write as if the pronunciation were finnicized to /ˈko̞lːe̞ge̞/, in which case the word would fall into nalle-category with the exception that collegeiden seems to be more commonly used as genitive plural than collegejen and collegein is not used as genitive plural:

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin collegium.

Noun[edit]

college m (oblique plural colleges, nominative singular colleges, nominative plural college)

  1. institution; organization (establishment of people with similar aims/goals)
    college des Cardinaux
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

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