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absenteeism habitual or repeated absence from a place where regular attendance is required, such as work or school.
abstract expressionism (sometimes cap.) a school of painting that arose after World War II and that was marked by expressive but nonrepresentational images formed by an apparently random and often unconventional application of paint.
academic of or concerning a school or university. [1/4 definitions]
academic freedom in educational institutions, the freedom of a teacher to teach, of a student to learn, and of both to discuss and hold opinions, esp. about social, political, and moral issues, without arbitrary interference or reprisals by school or public officials, organized groups, or the like.
after-school occurring after school hours, esp. from the time school is over until the end of the work day.
alma mater the school, college, or university at which one has studied. [2 definitions]
antibusing opposed to busing students between school districts in order to achieve racial balance in schools.
audit to attend (a course at a school or college) for no credit. [1/4 definitions]
auditor one who attends a school or college course for no credit. [1/3 definitions]
baccalaureate a ceremony given for a class about to graduate from a school, or the address or sermon at such a ceremony. [1/2 definitions]
blazer a sports jacket in a solid, sometimes bright color, often with a school or club emblem on the breast pocket.
boarding school an elementary or secondary school at which the students live as well as take classes.
board of education an appointed or elected group that supervises one or several school systems at the town, city, county, or state level; school board.
book learning knowledge acquired from books or in school rather than through practical experience. [1/2 definitions]
brown-bag to bring (a meal, usu. lunch) to work, school, or the like in, or as in, a brown paper bag. [2/3 definitions]
business college a school that offers instruction in business-related skills, such as typing, bookkeeping, and business administration.
busing in the United States, the transportation of school children in buses to schools that are not the nearest to their homes, esp. in order to achieve racial balance.
camp1 a place or program that provides activities, and often overnight accommodations in a rustic setting, for children when they are on vacation from school. [1/8 definitions]
campus the grounds of a school, college, or university.
carwash a similar, temporary enterprise, usu. to raise funds for a charity, school, athletic team, or the like. [1/2 definitions]
chapel a religious assembly, esp. at a school or military base. [1/3 definitions]