university has definitions from the field of education
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[ noun ] (education) the body of faculty and students at a university

Used in print

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

Now , not_only are there considerably more laity as students and professors at Oxford , but there are also numerous houses of religious_orders existing in respectable and friendly relations with the non_Catholic members of the University .

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

Only the independent art_schools , that_is , those not connected with any university or college , receive severe and separate investigation before accreditation by the various regional organizations .

It has been the custom for most universities to stretch_the_blanket of accreditation for their liberal_arts school to cover_the_shivering_body of their fine_arts department .

This , plus the habit of many schools of simply adding interior_design to the many subjects of their home_economics department , yet , nevertheless , claiming that they teach interior_design , has contributed to the low repute of many university courses in interior_design .

In_spite_of this , many universities offer adequate and even distinguished courses in the subject .

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[ noun ] (education) establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching

Used in print

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

Accounts have been published of Northern liberals in the South up_against segregationist prejudice , especially in state-supported universities where pressure may be strong to uphold the majority view .

(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)

`` At what university did you study '' ? he asks .

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[ noun ] (education) 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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