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[kam-puh s] /ˈkæm pəs/

noun, plural campuses.
the grounds, often including the buildings, of a college, university, or school.
a college or university:
The large influx of older students radically changed many campuses throughout the country.
a division of a university that has its own grounds, buildings, and faculty but is administratively joined to the rest of the university.
the world of higher education:
Foundation grants have had a marked effect on the character of the American campus.
a large, usually suburban, landscaped business or industrial site.
noun (pl) -puses
the grounds and buildings of a university
(mainly US) the outside area of a college, university, etc

“college grounds,” 1774, from Latin campus “a field,” probably properly “an expanse surrounded” (by woods, higher ground, etc.), from PIE *kampos “a corner, cove,” from root *kamp- “to bend” (cf. Lithuanian kampus “corner,” Polish kępa “cluster of trees or brush”). First used in college sense at Princeton.


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