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University vs. Varsity

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  • University (noun)

    Institution of higher education (typically accepting students from the age of about 17 or 18, depending on country, but in some exceptional cases able to take younger students) where subjects are studied and researched in depth and degrees are offered.

    "The only reason why I haven't gone to university is because I can't afford it."

  • Varsity (noun)

    university

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  • University (noun)

    The universe; the whole.

  • University (noun)

    An association, society, guild, or corporation, esp. one capable of having and acquiring property.

  • University (noun)

    An institution organized and incorporated for the purpose of imparting instruction, examining students, and otherwise promoting education in the higher branches of literature, science, art, etc., empowered to confer degrees in the several arts and faculties, as in theology, law, medicine, music, etc. A university may exist without having any college connected with it, or it may consist of but one college, or it may comprise an assemblage of colleges established in any place, with professors for instructing students in the sciences and other branches of learning. In modern usage, a university is expected to have both an undergraduate division, granting bachelor's degrees, and a graduate division, granting master's or doctoral degrees, but there are some exceptions. In addition, a modern university typically also supports research by its faculty

  • Varsity (noun)

    Colloquial contraction of University.

  • Varsity (noun)

    the team with the best players of a school or club, being the main representative of the organization in competitive play between schools or organizations. In schools, contrasted with junior varsity. Also used attributively, as, the varsity football team.

Webster Dictionary
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  • University (noun)

    the body of faculty and students at a university

  • University (noun)

    establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching

  • University (noun)

    a large and diverse institution of higher learning created to educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees

  • Varsity (noun)

    a British abbreviation of `university'; usually refers to Oxford University or Cambridge University

  • Varsity (noun)

    a team representing a college or university

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