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Definition of university noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

university

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌyunəˈvərsət̮i//
 
(pl. universities) [countable, uncountable] (abbreviation Univ.)
 
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  •  an institution at the highest level of education where you can study for a degree or do research Penn State University the University of Michigan Harvard University a university degree/professor note at college see also state university
  • Idioms
    the university of life (informal)
     
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    the experience of life thought of as giving someone an education, instead of the person gaining formal qualifications
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: university