from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A school in the U.S. system generally including the seventh, eighth, and sometimes ninth grades.
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- n. A school for children that have completed elementary school or grade school, but are not yet old enough for high school. In the US, it often includes grades 6 or 7 through 9.
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- n. a secondary school usually including 7th and 8th grades
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