Definition of Extracurricular

1. Adjective. Outside the regular academic curriculum. "Sports and drama are popular extracurricular activities"

Similar to: Outside

2. Adjective. Outside the regular duties of your job or profession.
Similar to: Outside

3. Adjective. Characterized by adultery. "The extracurricular activities of a philandering husband"
Exact synonyms: Adulterous, Extramarital
Similar to: Illicit
Derivative terms: Adultery

Definition of Extracurricular

1. Adjective. Outside of the normal curriculum of an educational establishment ¹

2. Adjective. Similarly outside of the normal duties of a job or profession ¹

3. Adjective. (informal) extramarital ¹

4. Noun. (education) An activity outside the normal academic curriculum. ¹

5. Noun. (informal) An activity beyond official duties of a job or profession. ¹

6. Noun. (informal) An extramarital affair. ¹

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Definition of Extracurricular

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Extracurricular

extraction and processing industry
extraction coefficient
extraction ratio
extractive principle
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extractor hoods
extracts the urine
extracurricular (current term)
extracurricular activity

Literary usage of Extracurricular

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Urban Schools: The Challenge of Location and Poverty by Laura Lippman, Shelley Burns, Edith K. McArthur (1996)
"Student Participation in extracurricular Sports Participation in school extracurricular activities may increase students' interest in school. ..."

2. The Prussian Elementary Schools by Thomas Alexander (1919)
"CHAPTER VIII extracurricular AND BENEVOLENT ACTIVITY ONE would get a very false impression of the forces at work toward the education and uplift of the ..."

3. No Minor Matter: Children in Maryland's Jails by Michael Bochenek, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1999)
"Absent some compelling security need to restrict religious services, they should be available to all juveniles.352 extracurricular Programming Across the ..."

4. Helping Your Child Find Success at School: A Guide for Hispanic Parentsby Candis Y. Hine by Candis Y. Hine (1996)
"... school and extracurricular activities. By encouraging a "social bond" with the school and the community, they will help him or her to grow in confidence ..."

5. Youth Indicators 1993: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth by Thomas D. Snyder (1994)
"... who participate in selected school-sponsored extracurricular activities: 1980 and 1990 Academic Hobby Student and school characteristics clubs Athletics ..."

6. Youth Indicators, 1996: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth by Thomas Snyder, Linda Shafer (1997)
"... participate in selected school-sponsored extracurricular activities: 1972,1980, and 1992 Student and school clubs societies government yearbook Academic ..."

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