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u•ni•ver•si•ty(ˌyu nəˈvɜr sɪ ti)
n., pl. -ties.
Universitya body of teachers and students; a number of creatures, persons, or things, 1677; a class of person collectively, 1678.
In both British and American English, a school is a place where children are educated, and a university is a place where students study for degrees.
In American English, school (without 'a' or 'the') is used to refer to both schools and universities. If someone is attending a school or university, Americans say that they are in school.
When speakers of American English ask an adult 'Where did you go to school?', they mean 'What college or university did you study in?'.
In British English, school refers only to schools for children. If someone is attending a school, British speakers say they are at school. If they are attending a university, British speakers say they are at university.
|Noun||1.||university - the body of faculty and students at a university|
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
grad school, graduate school - a school in a university offering study leading to degrees beyond the bachelor's degree
gown - the members of a university as distinguished from the other residents of the town in which the university is located; "the relations between town and gown are always sensitive"
varsity - a British abbreviation of `university'; usually refers to Oxford University or Cambridge University
|2.||university - establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching|
city university - an urban university in a large city
establishment - a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
Oxbridge - general term for an ancient and prestigious and privileged university (especially Oxford University or Cambridge University)
redbrick university - (British informal) a provincial British university of relatively recent founding; distinguished from Oxford University and Cambridge University
|3.||university - a large and diverse institution of higher learning created to educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees|
educational institution - an institution dedicated to education
college - an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university
multiversity - a university system having several separate campuses and colleges and research centers
Open University - a British university that is open to people without formal academic qualifications and where teaching is by correspondence or broadcasting or summer school
"The use of a university is to make young gentlemen as unlike their fathers as possible" [Woodrow Wilson]
to be at university → estar en la universidad
to go to university → ir a la universidad
to study at university → estudiar en la universidad
a university place → una plaza universitaria
he has a university education → ha cursado estudios universitarios
Lancaster University → la Universidad de Lancaster
university entrance N → acceso m a la universidad
university entrance examination → examen m de ingreso a la universidad
university hospital N → hospital m universitario
university town N → ciudad f que tiene universidad
She's at university → Elle est à l'université.
Lancaster University → l'université de Lancaster
Do you want to go to university?
BUT Est-ce que tu veux faire des études universtaires?.
He's a university professor → Il est professeur à l'université
University professors intend to go on strike → Les professeurs d'université ont l'intention de faire grève. university faculty, university feesuniversity degree n → diplôme m universitaireuniversity education n
to have a university education → avoir fait des études universitaires
He has a university education → Il a fait des études universitaires.university entrance examination n → examen m d'entrée à l'universitéuniversity faculty n → faculté funiversity fees n → droits mpl universitaires, frais mpl d'inscription à l'universitéuniversity student n → étudiant(e) m/f (à l'université)