academy

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Singular
academy

Plural
academies

  1. (countable) An academy is an educational organization, similar to a university or college.
    She passed the exams to enter the local academy.
  2. (countable) An academy is a place for special training, such as a military academy.
    I learnt about horses at the riding academy.
  3. (countable) An academy is a group of experts in a particular field of arts or science, who regulate and promote their speciality.
    He was made an honorary member of The Academy of American Poets.