Complete Definition of "academy"

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Etymology
French académie < L. academia|acadēmīa < AGr. polytonic|Ἀκαδήμια (Akadēmia), a gymnasium in Athens where Plato taught. Compare academe, academia, Akademeia.

Pronunciation
IPA|/əˈkædəmi/, SAMPA|/@"k{[email protected]/
audio|en-us-academy.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun|academ|ies

  1. A society of learned men united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science; as, the French Academy; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; academies of literature and philology.
  2. A school or place of training in which some special art is taught; as, the military academy at West Point; a riding academy; the Academy of Music.
  3. An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university.
  4. Popularly, a school, or seminary of learning, holding a rank between a college and a common school.
  5. A place of training; a school.

#:Quotations
#:*Academies of fanaticism - Hume

  1. 1811 A brothel (1811 Dictionary of Vulgar Tongue)

Derived terms
Academy figure (Painting): a drawing usually half life-size, in crayon or pencil, after a nude model.
The academy (without reference to any specific academy) = academia.

Synonyms
(brothel): pushing school

Translations
trans-top|learned society
Chinese: 學院, 学院 (xuéyuàn)
Czech: t-|cs|akademie|f
Dutch: academie f
Finnish: t-|fi|akatemia
French: académie f
German: Akademie f
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Greek: t|el|ακαδημία|f|sc=Grek (akadimía)
Japanese: 学会 (がっかい, gakkai)
Norwegian: t+|no|akademi|n
Swedish: t-|sv|akademi|c
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trans-top|specialized school
Chinese: 學院, 学院 (xuéyuàn)
Czech: t-|cs|akademie|f
Dutch: academie f
Finnish: t-|fi|akatemia
French: académie f
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German: Akademie f
Japanese: 専門学校 (せんもんがっこう, senmon gakkō)
Norwegian: t+|no|akademi|n
Swedish: t-|sv|akademi|c
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trans-top|college or university
Dutch: academie f, universiteit, college
Finnish: t+|fi|yliopisto
French: académie f
German: akademische Einrichtung f
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Japanese: 学園 (がくえん, gakuen), 学院 (がくいん, gakuin)
Norwegian: t+|no|akademi|n
Swedish: t-|sv|akademi|c
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trans-top|seminary
Dutch: academie f
Finnish: t-|fi|seminaari
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Norwegian: t+|no|akademi|n
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trans-top|place of training, school
Dutch: academie f
Finnish: t-|fi|akatemia
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German: Akademie f
Norwegian: t+|no|akademi|n
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ttbc|Hebrew: אקדמיה (aqademia) f
ttbc|Interlingua: academia
ttbc|Italian: accademia f
ttbc|Lithuanian: Akademija f (1); akademija f (4, 5)
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ttbc|Novial: akademie
ttbc|Persian: fa-Arab|فرهنگستان (farhangestan)
ttbc|Portuguese: academia f
ttbc|Romanian: academie f
ttbc|Spanish: academia f
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