academy

  1. a secondary school (usually private)
  2. an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature
  3. a school for special training
  4. a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge

Academy

Academies are publicly funded independent secondary schools with sponsers from the private or voluntary sectors, or from church or other faith groups. They provide free education to the local community.

academy

[n] - an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature 2. [n] - a secondary school (usually private) 3. [n] - a school for special training 4. [n] - a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge
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Academy

Originally the school of philosophy founded by Plato in the garden of Academe, a district in the vicinity of Athens. Today means a learned Art Group recognised as being authoritative in its discipline, or a school in which art is taught. British Art term usually refers to a recognised society involved in the promotion of the arts. The British Royal...
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Academy

Originally, the Greek school of philosophy founded by Plato in the gardens of Academe, northwest of Athens; it was closed by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I, with the other pagan schools, AD 529....
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Academy

A learned society for the promotion of art, literature, science, etc., established to provide instruction, to engage in intellectual life or the practice of an art, to set standards, disseminate information, and to confer prestige on its members
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Academy

Academies are a new type of school. They are publicly-funded independent schools, for pupils of all abilities, established by sponsors from business, faith or voluntary groups working in highly innovative partnerships with central Government and local education partners. Their independent status allows them the flexibility to be innovative and crea...
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Academy

The first art academies appeared in Italy at the time of the Renaissance. They were groupings of artists whose aim was to improve the social and professional standing of artists, as well as to provide teaching (see Ecole des Beaux Arts). To this end they sought where possible to have a royal or princely patron. Previously, painters and sculptors ha...
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Academy

A·cad'e·my noun ; plural Academies [ French académie , Latin academia . Confer Academe .] 1. A garden or grove near Athens (so named from the hero Academus ), where Plato and his followers held their philosophical conferences; hence, the school of ...
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academy

Origin: F. Academie, L. Academia. Cf. Academe. ... 1. A garden or grove near Athens (so named from the hero Academus), where Plato and his followers held their philosophical conferences; hence, the school of philosophy of which Plato was head. ... 2. An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university. Popularly, a school, or...
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academy

noun a secondary school (usually private)
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academy

noun a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge
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academy

noun an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature
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Academy

• (n.) A garden or grove near Athens (so named from the hero Academus), where Plato and his followers held their philosophical conferences; hence, the school of philosophy of which Plato was head. • (n.) An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university. Popularly, a school, or seminary of learning, holding a rank...
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Academy

in ancient Greece, the academy, or college, of philosophy in the northwestern outskirts of Athens, where Plato acquired property about 387 and used ... [13 related articles]
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academy

a society of learned individuals organized to advance art, science, literature, music, or some other cultural or intellectual area of endeavour. From ...
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academy

academy 1. A formal society whose purpose is to promote a particular aspect of knowledge or culture.2. An educational institution devoted to a particular subject; such as, a military academy.3. A secondary or high school, usually a private one (usually used in school names).4. The academic community; especially, scholars at colleges and universitie...
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Academy

Academy, school founded by Plato near Athens c.387 B.C. It took its name from the garden (named for the hero Academus) in which it was located. Plato's followers met there for nine centuries until, along with other pagan schools, it was closed by Emperor Justinian in A.D. 529. The Academy has come t...
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Academy

(Gr. akademia) A gymnasium in the suburbs of Athens, named after the hero Academus, where Plato first taught; hence, the Platonic school of philosophy. Plato and his immediate successors are called the Old Academy; the New Academy begins with Arcesilaus (c. 315-c. 241 B.C.), and is identified with its characteristic doctrine, probabilism (q.v.). -....
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academy

An institution of artists and scholars, originally formed during the Renaissance to free artists from control by guilds and to elevate them from artisan to professional status. In an academy, art is taught as a humanist discipline along with other disciplines of the liberal arts.
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Academy

A place where fighters train. This term is typically associated with places where Brazilian jiu-jitsu is practiced.
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Academy

[video game] Academy is an action/simulation computer game for the Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and Amiga It was released in 1987 by CRL. It achieved critical success in the year it was released. ==Gameplay== It is the sequel to Tau Ceti and written by the same author, Pete Cooke. The gameplay is similar — the player pil...
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Academy

[disambiguation] An academy is an institution of higher learning, research, or honorary membership. Academy may also refer to: ==Education== ==National Language Regulators== See List of language regulators for complete list. ==Music== ==Business== ==Film and television== ==Places== ==Other== ...
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Academy

[English school] Academy schools are state funded schools in England which are directly funded by central government (specifically, the Department for Education) and independent of direct control by the local authority. The majority of academies are secondary schools, but some primary schools also have academy status. Academies are self-gov...
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