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Oxford and Cambridge universities, especially when regarded as the seat of traditional academic excellence, privilege, and exclusiveness.
Of or characteristic of Oxbridge: spoke with an Oxbridge accent.
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a. the British universities of Oxford and Cambridge, esp considered as ancient and prestigious academic institutions, bastions of privilege and superiority, etc
b. (as modifier): Oxbridge graduates.
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Oxford and Cambridge universities, or the upper-class, intellectual traditions or manners associated with them.
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The British universities of Oxford and Cambridge considered as together forming an institution in British society, representing both academic excellence and social privilege.
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|Noun||1.||Oxbridge - general term for an ancient and prestigious and privileged university (especially Oxford University or Cambridge University)|
university - establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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