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A school of philosophy established by Plato in ancient Athens, named after a legendary Greek hero, Hecademus. The Academy continued in operation for several hundred years.

Note: The academy, academe, and academic life are general terms for learning in schools, colleges, and universities.
The American HeritageĀ® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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