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academy

noun [C] uk   /əˈkæd.ə.mi/ us  
an organization intended to protect and develop an art, science, language, etc., or a school that teaches a particular subject or trains people for a particular job: a military/police academy the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art the part of a football club that trains young players who might one day become part of the first team : The youth academy starts training talented young players from the age of eight.
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