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Definition of academy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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