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. 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.
  8. A corporation of teachers or assemblage of colleges for teaching the higher branches of learning, and having power to confer degrees.
  9. A corporation of teachers, or assemblage of colleges, for teaching the higher branches of learning.
  10. A school of higher learning.
  11. 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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