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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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. Mark Mattson:

    We published two studies with Dr. Michelle Harvie at the University of Manchester ; each included 100 overweight women, and the design of both studies was the same, we divided them into two groups ; one group got the 5:2 diet ; the other group had three meals per day but we reduced the amount of calories by 20 % to 25 % below what they normally eat -- so that the weekly calorie intake of both groups would be the same.

  2. Palmetto Ridge:

    I've never seen them so happy. The mood at Palmetto Ridge is in contrast to some other bands and performers who are refusing to attend for political reasons. Not one Washington, D.C., high school marching band will be in Trump’s Inauguration Day parade, the first time that has happened in six inaugurations. There are also online petitions gathering signatures to urge some marching bands to drop out, like the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s and the Talladega College Band in Alabama. I don't look at it as a political issue.

  3. Mahmoud Daghir:

    Iraqis have long linked their life to the government and its budget, and therefore we don’t have the business mentality mainly among youths, the youths have developed an idea that a university degree automatically leads to a comfortable public sector job.

  4. Michelle Kyriakides:

    HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT COULD LAST A YEAR : SURVEY According to the latest employment data, the economy lost 701,000 jobs last month, causing the unemployment rate to rise from 3.5 percent in February to 4.4 percent by the end of March. Career counselors compare the dynamic to the 2008 recession but say there is hope for todays graduates to succeed in the job market, even if it takes time for the economy to rebound. I was a bit nervous, but when were talking to our employer partners, they are still preparing for this to pick back up after COVID ends, which is optimistic for me and something were trying to share, industries that often hire in bulk are still hiring in bulk, so the accounting students are doing OK. Were seeing a big pick-up in the amount of opportunities in health care and in technology, of course, because everyone has been virtual. A look at Hofstra University's Sports and Exhibition complex on campus. ( Elina Shirazi).

  5. University of Kentucky:

    A commitment we make and renew every day at the University of Kentucky is that the success of our students is at the center of everything that we do. But for that sentiment to be more than words, we must always act in ways that honor that commitment — especially when we discover rare instances where those who supervise and guide our students don't meet the standards of integrity we expect of each other. This is one of those times, the University of Kentucky has built the nation's premier collegiate cheerleading program. But regrettably, the integrity of the program has been compromised by inappropriate behavior by some squad members on off-campus trips and by lax oversight by the program's coaches and advisor.

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