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academy
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 5
1. A garden or grove near Athens ( so named from the hero Academus), where Plato and his followers held their philosophical conferences; hence, the school of philosophy of which Plato was head.
2. An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university. Popularly, a school, or seminary of learning, holding a rank between a college and a common school.
3. A place of training; a school.
5. A school or place of training in which some special art is taught; as, the military academy at West Point; a riding academy; the of Music.
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