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  1. academy

    • IPA[əˈkadəmi]


    • n.
      a place of study or training in a special field;a place of study
    • noun: academy, plural noun: academies

    • 釋義


    • 1. a place of study or training in a special field a police academy
    • dated a place of study he was educated privately at academies in Margate
    • (in England) an inner-city school which is funded by the government and sometimes also by a private individual or organization but is not controlled by the local authority.
    • US, Scottish a secondary school, in the US typically a private one Mark left St Andrews Academy with five highers, and studied maths at Glasgow University
    • the teaching school founded by Plato.
    • 2. a society or institution of distinguished scholars and artists or scientists that aims to promote and maintain standards in its particular field the Royal Academy of Arts