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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)
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