Meaning of “academy” in the English Dictionary

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"academy" in British English

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academynoun [ C ]

uk /əˈkæd.ə.mi/ us /əˈkæd.ə.mi/

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.

a school in the UK that is not controlled by the local authority and receives its money directly from the central government

(Definition of “academy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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academynoun [ C ]

us /əˈkæd·ə·mi/

(Definition of “academy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)