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noun college pronunciation in British English /ˈkɒlɪdʒ/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] in the UK, a place that gives students qualifications below the level of a university degree, often in the skills they need to do a particular job
    He teaches cookery at the local college.
    I’ve just started a college course.
    be at college (=be studying at college): She’s at secretarial college.
    go to college: Paul’s going to college in September.
    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] in the UK, a place that gives students degrees in a particular subject
      art/agricultural college
      the Royal College of Music
    2. c.
      [countable] one of the parts that some universities are divided into
      King’s College, Cambridge
    3. d.
      [singular] all the students and teachers in a college
      The whole college was talking about it.


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