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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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