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The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria (details)
The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details)

Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for "field" or "open space". English gets the words "camp" and "campus" from this origin. The French equivalent, champs, is also well-known in English because of the famous Champs-Élysées in Paris, France. The derivative "champion", a combatant, is also connected with universities that happen to field one or more sports teams that win a national title. Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 3186 KB)The Universitätscampus Wien houses many of the humanities departments of the University of Vienna. ... Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 3186 KB)The Universitätscampus Wien houses many of the humanities departments of the University of Vienna. ... Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 3186 KB)The Universitätscampus Wien houses many of the humanities departments of the University of Vienna. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The Champs-Élysées (pronounced  , literally the Elysian Fields) is a broad avenue in Paris. ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... A champion (identical to the French, from the late Latin campio) is one who has repeatedly come out first among contestants in challenges (especially the winner of a tournament or other competition) or other test, one who is outstandingly skilled in their field. ...


The campus is the area in which a college or university and surrounding buildings are situated. Usually a campus includes libraries, lecture halls, student residential areas and park-like settings. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ...


The word first was adopted to describe a particular urban space at the College of New Jersey (Princeton University) during the early decades of the eighteenth century. Other colleges later adopted the word to describe individual fields at their own institutions, but campus did not yet describe the whole university property. A school might have one space called a campus, one called a field, and another called a yard. The meaning expanded to include the whole property during the twentieth century, with the old meaning persisting into the 1950s in some places. Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey in the United States of America. ...


Sometimes the land on which company office buildings, with the buildings, are called campuses as well, e.g. the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Washington, as are also hospitals with similar usage. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is the worlds biggest software company, with over sixty thousand employees and a physical presence in over sixty countries as of 2005. ... Location of Redmond within King County, and King County within Washington. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ...


Sources

  • "Campus", from Alexander Leitch, A Princeton Companion, Princeton University Press (1978).
  • Dartmo: The Buildings of Dartmouth College

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