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n. (sometimes caps.) Chiefly Brit.
a relatively new university that lacks the prestige of the older universities, esp. Oxford and Cambridge.
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|Noun||1.||redbrick university - (British informal) a provincial British university of relatively recent founding; distinguished from Oxford University and Cambridge University|
university - establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom