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n. pl. mul·ti·ver·si·ties
A university that has numerous constituent and affiliated institutions, such as separate colleges, campuses, and research centers.


(Education) chiefly US and Canadian a university with many constituent and affiliated institutions
[C20: multi- + university]


(ˌmʌl tɪˈvɜr sɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
a university with several campuses, each with many component schools, divisions, etc.


A university that has many affiliated colleges or research institutions at separate campuses.
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Noun1.multiversity - a university system having several separate campuses and colleges and research centers
university - a large and diverse institution of higher learning created to educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees
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According to Payn and Lee, the origin of science and technology are universities and research centers, and in the new terms they are multiversities, and raversities, televersities, and virtual universities [13].
In the face of the Internet and other technologies that have made information and instruction cheaper and more accessible than ever, you might have predicted that the ever-expanding multiversities of the 1980s and 1990s would suffer the same fate as the music industry and the newspaper business.
These include Michiel Horn's Academic Freedom in Canada: A History, Paul Axelrod's Values in Conflict: The University, the Marketplace and the Trials of Liberal Education, Thomas Pocklington and Allan Tupper's No Place to Learn: Why Universities Aren't Working and George Fallis's Multiversities, Ideas and Democracy.
He examines them in light of past and current thinking about the university and it place in society, and argues that multiversities must be conceptualized in a new way in order to support democracy.