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Academy Award

an annual award given to a performer, director, technician, etc., of the motion-picture industry for superior achievement in a specific category: judged by the voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and symbolized by the presentation of an Oscar.
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Origin of Academy Award
1940-45, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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Academy Award

the official name for an Oscar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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