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Meaning of redbrick university

red'brick univer'sity

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— Brit. Informal. (sometimes caps.)Brit. Informal.
  1. any new or little-known university, esp. one built since World War II to educate students in industrial regions, emphasizing technical subjects rather than the classics, and often partially supported by government funds.
  2. any university lacking the prestige of Oxford and Cambridge.
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