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What college really means

  1. Mar 12, 2004 #1


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    I was using WordWeb to see if there was a difference between "university" and "college". Here's what it says for college

    1. The body of faculty and students of a college
    2. An institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university
    3. British slang for prison
    4. A complex of buildings in which a college is housed

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  3. Mar 12, 2004 #2
    If i remember correctly this is because the inmates used to learn alot whilst inside so they started calling it college.
  4. Mar 12, 2004 #3
    Learned up on escaping most likely. Either that or studied something like engineering so they can build something to escape in.
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