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Definitions of university

  1. a large and diverse institution of higher learning created to educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees
  2. establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching
  3. the body of faculty and students at a university
  4. The universe; the whole.
  5. An association, society, guild, or corporation, esp. one capable of having and acquiring property.
  6. 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.
  7. Educational institutions providing facilities for teaching and research and authorized to grant academic degrees.
  8. An institution for education in the higher branches of learning, divided into various departments, as of the arts, medicine, law, engineering, etc., and having the right to confer degrees in each of these departments.
  9. A college whose curriculum embraces all the sciences.
  10. A corporation of teachers or assemblage of colleges for teaching the higher branches of learning, and having power to confer degrees.
  11. A corporation of teachers, or assemblage of colleges, for teaching the higher branches of learning.
  12. A school of higher learning.
  13. An assemblage of colleges, or a corporation for teaching the liberal arts and the various branches of learning, and conferring degrees.
  14. An incorporated institution for the purpose of imparting instruction in literature and science, and possessing the legal power of conferring degrees.
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Usage examples for university

  1. Peel was one of the representatives of the University of Oxford; and, as from his earliest enjoyment of a seat in Parliament he had been a prominent opponent of the Roman Catholic claims, he considered that it was to that maintenance of a policy identified in their eyes with that Protestant ascendency which his supporters took to be both the chief bulwark and one of the most essential parts of the constitution that he owed his position as their member. – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  2. I was living with my aunt in Heidelberg when he was at the University – A Tar-Heel Baron by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  3. But, on the other hand, there's the university and Arthur- and Dory." – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips
  4. Transportation to the university was thereupon obtained, and after considerable time and difficulty, Dr. Dorn Smith was located. – Out of the Earth by George Edrich
  5. She paused in New York; Adelaide hastened to Saint X, though she was looking forward uneasily to her arrival because she feared she would have to live at the old Hargrave house in University Avenue. – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips
  6. Long before the War he had been a professor of orientology at Vienna University – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  7. I studied at a famous German university not far from Hanover. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  8. I made exactly the same experiments also with a class of advanced female university students. – Psychology and Social Sanity by Hugo Münsterberg
  9. Here, too, was the University at which Afthen taught. – Invaders from the Infinite by John Wood Campbell
  10. Once in a blue moon it does of course become necessary to pass an Irish Bill, a University or a Land Bill. – The Open Secret of Ireland by T. M. Kettle
  11. On leaving the University his father sent for him to London. – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  12. Thus the University began its career. – The University of Michigan by Wilfred Shaw
  13. He cut short a promising University career and entered business. – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  14. If only Jervis were not in the University crew! – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  15. His books on medical practice are in use in probably every university and medical school in English- speaking countries. – Nature Cure by Henry Lindlahr
  16. He remained at the university five years. – Modern English Books of Power by George Hamlin Fitch
  17. These others have often gathered friends of all sorts, both useful and pleasant, at the University they have come of well- known stocks, every step they take is eased for them, their way is pointed out, there are hands to help them over the rough and difficult places. – Far Off Things by Arthur Machen
  18. If he should get his fellowship, they would all be delighted to have him as one of their body; there could- so thought the master- be no doubt that he might in the meantime maintain himself at the University by his pupils. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  19. That's the first thing that astonished me when I went to live in the University Settlement last spring, and began to study out these things for myself. – Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color by Brander Matthews
  20. Your wealth makes it your duty to go straight to the university and pay for them. – The Darling and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
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