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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] campus (field)

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

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
campus

Plural
es

campus (es)
  1. The grounds or property of a school, college, university, business, church, or hospital, often understood to include buildings and other structures.
    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

  • 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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See also

  • campi (nonstandard plural)

Latin

Noun

campus (genitive campī); m, second declension

  1. Field; open space.

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