What does university mean?

Definitions for university
ˌyu nəˈvɜr sɪ tiuni·ver·si·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. university(noun)

    the body of faculty and students at a university

  2. university(noun)

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

  3. university(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. university(Noun)

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

    Etymology: "institution of higher learning," "body of persons constituting a university," from université, from universitei, from stem of universitas, in juridical and "A number of persons associated into one body, a society, company, community, guild, corporation, etc.," in , "the whole, aggregate," from universus

Webster Dictionary

  1. University(noun)

    the universe; the whole

  2. University(noun)

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

  3. 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

Freebase

  1. University

    A university is an institution of higher education and research which grants academic degrees in a variety of subjects and provides both undergraduate education and postgraduate education. The word "university" is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, which roughly means "community of teachers and scholars."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. University

    ū-ni-vėr′si-ti, n. a corporation of teachers or assemblage of colleges for teaching the higher branches of learning, and having power to confer degrees. [L. universitas, a corporation—universus.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. university

    1. An institution for the prevention of learning. 2. A place where rich men send their sons who have no aptitude for business. 3. A plan for the elimination of physical culture and the exaltation of athletics. 4. A literary, gonococci culture-bed. 5. A collection of buildings which emit the odor of the classics and omit the odor of sanctity. 6. A place wherein the youthful mind is taught the danger of thinking.

Editors Contribution

  1. university

    A type of education system for the provision of education, learning, training, instruction for a range of curriculum, courses and study for students with just sufficient classrooms, buildings and appropriate forms of housing, leisure and sports facilities, gym, space for vehicles and bicycles, open space and landscaping, provided as a goodwill gesture to members of the public and paid for with a variety of local unity government funding, regional unity government funding, national unity government funding, european unity government funding, international unity government funding, business funding, philanthropy income, music artist philanthropy income, citizen income and crowdfunding.

    Universities are amazing places to visit, their campus, buildings and facilities are places for every mind to experience a range of fantastic opportunities.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. University

    From the Latin universitatis, the whole. This word expresses the various distinct colleges and halls at Oxford, Cambridge, and elsewhere, incorporated by a royal charter as one great educational centre.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'university' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #569

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'university' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1017

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'university' in Nouns Frequency: #196

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How to say university in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of university in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of university in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of university in a Sentence

  1. Zeinab Chami:

    They look like the kids I went to college with at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, the kids I teach not just because they're Muslim but they have that bright, shiny innocence kids that age have, this was a moment for (my students) to pause and try to comprehend the reality they're going to be stepping into.

  2. Kansas State spokesman Steve Logback:

    The university has a strong policy prohibiting discrimination, including sexual violence, and provides a multitude of resources and assistance to students.

  3. Kjell Lindgren:

    Whether you're a government, a business, a university or an individual, you can make a difference.

  4. Freshman Tristan Justice:

    I found that this school has an obsession with political correctness, despite being informed that American University was American University, I went to orientation with high hopes that it was n’t as bad as American University sounded, but I was wrong.

  5. Muhtarama Amin:

    When I go to teach at university, I face a very bad, dangerous situation, i am very afraid that the people sending me threats will try to kill me.

Images & Illustrations of university

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