matriculate

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Word of the Day
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matriculate

Pronunciation /məˈtrɪkjʊleɪt/ /məˈtrɪkjʊlət/
verb
1 no object Be enrolled at a college or university.
1.1 with object Admit (a student) to membership of a college or university.
1.2 South African Pass the final school-leaving examination.
2 Scottish Heraldry
with object Record (arms) in an official register.
noun
Indian
A person who has matriculated.

Origin
Late 16th century from medieval Latin matriculat- ‘enrolled’, from the verb matriculare, from late Latin matricula ‘register’, diminutive of Latin matrix.

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According to this very definition, there is no object(point?) in matriculating in a university. (I cannot say I agree.)

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