1. Noun.  A society of learned men united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science.
  2. Noun.  A school or place of training in which some special art is taught.
  3. Noun.  An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university.
  4. Noun.  Popularly, a school, or seminary of learning, holding a rank between a college and a common school.
  5. Noun.  A place of training; a school.
  6. Noun.  (context, with ''the'') Academia.

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