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English definition of “academy”

academy

noun [C]
 
 
/əˈkædəmi/
COLLEGE a college that teaches people the skills needed for a particular job: a military academyTypes of schoolUniversity and college education
ORGANIZATION an organization whose purpose is to encourage and develop an art, science, language, etc: the Royal Academy of MusicSocieties, clubs and organizations
(Definition of academy from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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