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From Latin campus (field).

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

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Singular
Campus

Plural
Campuses

Campus (plural Campuses)
  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.

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  • 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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  • campi (nonstandard plural)

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Campus m. (plural campus)

  1. campus (of university)

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campus (genitive campī); m, second declension

  1. an open, even or flat space; plain, field, sea
  2. a place or field of action, opportunity, scope; subject for debate; theatre

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Patrono:La-decl-2nd

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