eleven-plus
eleven-plus eleven-plus n. an examination taken by 11 and 12 year old students in England to select suitable candidates for grammar school; -- now no longer used.

Syn: 11-plus. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • eleven-plus — [ē lev′ənplus′, i lev′ənplus′] n. Brit. an examination given in school, esp. formerly, at about the age of eleven to determine whether a pupil will go to a vocational or academic secondary school * * * n an examination that used to be taken in… …   Universalium

  • eleven-plus — [ē lev′ənplus′, i lev′ənplus′] n. Brit. an examination given in school, esp. formerly, at about the age of eleven to determine whether a pupil will go to a vocational or academic secondary school …   English World dictionary

  • eleven-plus — ► NOUN ▪ (in the UK, especially formerly) an examination taken at the age of 11 12 to determine the type of secondary school a child should enter …   English terms dictionary

  • eleven-plus — noun (formerly in Britain) an examination taken by 11 and 12 year old students to select suitable candidates for grammar school • Syn: ↑11 plus • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern… …   Useful english dictionary

  • eleven-plus — also eleven plus N SING: oft the N The eleven plus is an exam which was taken by children in Britain at about the age of eleven, in order to decide which secondary school they should go to. [BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • eleven plus — noun An examination formerly administered to all students in their final year of primary education, now used only in a few counties of England and Northern Ireland. The fact that late developers emerged, ripe for grammar school education, having… …   Wiktionary

  • eleven plus — see eleven plus …   English dictionary

  • eleven-plus — noun the eleven plus an examination which children in Britain aged 11 took in the past in order to decide what type of education they would have …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • eleven-plus — e,leven plus noun singular an examination taken in the past by children in the U.K. at the age of eleven to decide which kind of school they would go to …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • eleven-plus — /əlɛvən ˈplʌs/ (say uhlevuhn plus) noun British an examination taken by some British primary school children at the age of about eleven, the result of which determines the type of state secondary education for which they are eligible …   Australian English dictionary

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