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Academy vs. College

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Academynoun

The garden where Plato taught.

Collegenoun

(obsolete) A corporate group; a group of colleagues.

Academynoun

Plato's philosophical system based on skepticism; Plato's followers.

Collegenoun

(in some proper nouns) A group sharing common purposes or goals.

‘College of Cardinals, College of Surgeons’;

Academynoun

An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university; typically a private school.

Collegenoun

(politics) An electoral college.

Academynoun

A school or place of training in which some special art is taught.

‘the military academy at West Point; a riding academy; the Academy of Music.; a music academy; a language academy’;

Collegenoun

An academic institution.

Academynoun

A society of learned people united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science.

‘the French Academy; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; academies of literature and philology.’;

Collegenoun

A specialized division of a university.

‘College of Engineering’;

Academynoun

(obsolete) The knowledge disseminated in an Academy.

Collegenoun

An institution of higher education teaching undergraduates.

Academynoun

Academia.

Collegenoun

Attendance at an institution of higher education.

‘These should be his college years, but he joined the Army.’;

Academynoun

A body of established opinion in a particular field, regarded as authoritative.

Collegenoun

A postsecondary institution that offers vocational training and/or associate's degrees.

Academynoun

A school directly funded by central government, independent of local control.

Collegenoun

A non-specialized, semi-autonomous division of a university, with its own faculty, departments, library, etc.

‘Pembroke College, Cambridge; Balliol College, Oxford; University College, London’;

Academynoun

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.

Collegenoun

(UK) An institution of further education at an intermediate level; sixth form.

Academynoun

An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university. Popularly, a school, or seminary of learning, holding a rank between a college and a common school.

Collegenoun

(UK) An institution for adult education at a basic or intermediate level (teaching those of any age).

Academynoun

A place of training; a school.

Collegenoun

A high school or secondary school.

‘Eton College’;

Academynoun

A society of learned men united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science; as, the French Academy; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; academies of literature and philology.

Collegenoun

(Australia) A private (non-government) primary or high school.

Academynoun

A school or place of training in which some special art is taught; as, the military academy at West Point; a riding academy; the Academy of Music.

Collegenoun

(Australia) A residential hall associated with a university, possibly having its own tutors.

Academynoun

a secondary school (usually private)

Collegenoun

(in Chile) A bilingual school.

Academynoun

an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature

Collegenoun

A collection, body, or society of persons engaged in common pursuits, or having common duties and interests, and sometimes, by charter, peculiar rights and privileges; as, a college of heralds; a college of electors; a college of bishops.

‘The college of the cardinals.’; ‘Then they made colleges of sufferers; persons who, to secure their inheritance in the world to come, did cut off all their portion in this.’;

Academynoun

a school for special training

Collegenoun

A society of scholars or friends of learning, incorporated for study or instruction, esp. in the higher branches of knowledge; as, the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and many American colleges.

Academynoun

a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge

Collegenoun

A building, or number of buildings, used by a college.

Academynoun

a place of study or training in a special field

‘a police academy’;

Collegenoun

Fig.: A community.

‘Thick as the college of the bees in May.’;

Academynoun

a place of study

‘he was educated privately at academies in Margate’;

Collegenoun

the body of faculty and students of a college

Academynoun

(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.

Collegenoun

an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university

Academynoun

a secondary school, in the US typically a private one

‘Mark left St Andrews Academy with five highers, and studied maths at Glasgow University’;

Collegenoun

British slang for prison

Academynoun

the teaching school founded by Plato.

Collegenoun

a complex of buildings in which a college is housed

Academynoun

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’;

College

A college (Latin: collegium) is an educational institution or a constituent part of one. A college may be a degree-awarding tertiary educational institution, a part of a collegiate or federal university, an institution offering vocational education, or a secondary school.

Academy

An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary or tertiary higher learning, research, or honorary membership. The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill, north of Athens, Greece.

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