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French académie < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] acadēmīa < Ancient Greek Ἀκαδήμια (Akadēmia), a grove of trees and gymnasium outside of Athens where Plato taught; from the name of the supposed former owner of that estate, the Attic hero Akademos. Compare academe, academia, Akademeia.
- A society of learned men united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science; as, the French Academy; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; academies of literature and philology.
- A school or place of training in which some special art is taught; as, the military academy at West Point; a riding academy; the Academy of Music.
- An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university.
- Popularly, a school, or seminary of learning, holding a rank between a college and a common school.
- A place of training; a school.
- Academies of fanaticism - Hume
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A brothel (1811 Dictionary of Vulgar Tongue)
- (brothel): pushing school
- Academy figure (Painting): a drawing usually half life-size, in crayon or pencil, after a nude model.
- The academy (without reference to any specific academy) = academia.
- national academy
- Academy of Sciences
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