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University

University

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noun


(1)   Establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching
(2)   The body of faculty and students at a university
(3)   A large and diverse institution of higher learning created to educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees
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Etymology


From universitas, from universus, "all turned into one", from uni-, one, + versus, turned, perfect passive participle of vertere, turn.

Noun



  1. Institution of higher education (typically accepting students from the age of about 17 or 18, depending on country, but in some cases able to take younger students in exceptional cases) where subjects are studied and researched in depth and degrees are offered.