Definition for A-CAD'E-MY

A-CAD'E-MY, n. [L. academia, Gr. ακαδημια. Originally, it is said, a garden, grove, or villa, near Athens, where Plato and his followers held their philosophical conferences.]

  1. A school, or seminary of learning, holding a rank between a university or college, and a common school; also a school for teaching a particular art, or a particular sciences, as a military academy.
  2. A house, in which the students or members of an academy meet; a place of education.
  3. A society of men united for the promotion of arts and sciences in general, or of some particular art.

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