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Definition of academy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. academies)
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  1. 1a school or college for special training the United States Naval Academy a police/military academy
  2. 2Academy a type of official organization that aims to encourage and develop art, literature, science, etc. the National Academy of Sciences
  3. 3used in the name of some private high schools Deerfield Academy
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