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noun (plural academies)
1a place of study or training in a special field:a police academy US
& Scottish a secondary school, typically a private one:he had passed all his finals at Ephebus Academy
) the teaching school founded by Plato.
2a society or institution of distinguished scholars, artists, or scientists, that aims to promote and maintain standards in its particular field:the National Academy of Sciences the community of scholars; academe:a writing and publishing world outside the academy