[ yoo-nuh-vur-si-tee ]
/ ˌyu nəˈvɜr sɪ ti /
noun, plural u·ni·ver·si·ties.
an institution of learning of the highest level, having a college of liberal arts and a program of graduate studies together with several professional schools, as of theology, law, medicine, and engineering, and authorized to confer both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Continental European universities usually have only graduate or professional schools.
Origin of university
u·ni·ver·si·tar·i·an [yoo-nuh-vur-si-tair-ee-uh n] /ˌyu nəˌvɜr sɪˈtɛər i ən/, noun, adjectivean·ti·u·ni·ver·si·ty, adjective, nouncoun·ter·u·ni·ver·si·ty, noun, plural coun·ter·u·ni·ver·si·ties.in·ter·u·ni·ver·si·ty, adjective
non·u·ni·ver·si·ty, noun, plural non·u·ni·ver·si·ties, adjectivepre·u·ni·ver·si·ty, adjectivepro·u·ni·ver·si·ty, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for interuniversity
/ (ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːsɪtɪ) /
noun plural -ties
an institution of higher education having authority to award bachelors' and higher degrees, usually having research facilities
the buildings, members, staff, or campus of a university
Word Origin for university
C14: from Old French universite, from Medieval Latin universitās group of scholars, from Late Latin: guild, society, body of men, from Latin: whole, totality, universe
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