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intramural
as in:  an intramural team


intramural athletics
  carried on within a single school — especially different athletic teams comprised of students from the same college who compete against each other
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Intramural athletic programs are often simply called "intramurals".

More rarely, intramural may refer to an institution other than a school, such as a city or professional association.
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  • intramural athletics
  • Most students actively participate in the college’s intramural sports program.
  • If I attend a college with a Division III team, I’ll probably play. Otherwise, I’ll look for an intercollegiate or intramural team.
  • Luma’s friends at Smith remember her as outgoing and involved—in intramural soccer and in social events sponsored by the college’s house system.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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  • He could also hold his own in the ring and almost knocked out that monster Carter in the intramural matches last year.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • It’s all intramural, as it is throughout much of the country, with whites moaning to whites as they feel the bite-in many cases for the first time-of being clobbered in what escalated into a racial contest.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • II Sue sat looking at the bare floor of the room, the house being little more than an old intramural cottage, and then she regarded the scene outside the uncurtained window.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • He became a second lieutenant in the Corps, an unspectacular rank, and was a fair student and a game but mediocre intramural athlete.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Impolite terms, used intramurally, were meant as philosophical rebukes to the misplaced preoccupations of those who believed in "identity politics," in the idea that all members of an oppressed minority were equally oppressed, which all too conveniently obscured the fact that there were real differences in the "shaftedness," also sometimes called the "degrees of hose-edness," that people of the same race or gender suffered.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • I had a lot of fun playing in the intramural leagues at Harding University.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family

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  • There was drill on Tuesday and physical training on Thursday; there were intramural games on Wednesday and parade on Friday.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
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Associated words [difficulty]:   intramural [8]
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