carnegie unit


carnegie unit
\\ˈkärnəgē-, -ȧn- also (ˈ)kär|negē-, or -ȧ|n- or kə(r)ˈn-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized C
Etymology: so called from the fact that it was first defined by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, founded by Andrew Carnegie
: the credit given for the successful completion of a year's study of one subject in a secondary school — called also unit

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Educ.
a standardized unit of measurement for evaluating courses in secondary schools in terms of college entrance requirements, representing one year's study in any subject, that subject having been taught for a minimum of 120 classroom hours to qualify.
[after the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where it was developed]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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