See also Campus

English[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Latin campus (field).

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

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Derived terms[edit | edit source]

Translations[edit | edit source]

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See also[edit | edit source]

  • campi (nonstandard plural)

French[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Campus m. (plural campus)

  1. campus (of university)

Latin[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

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

Inflection[edit | edit source]

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Derived terms[edit | edit source]

Descendants[edit | edit source]

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