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.
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- u·ni·ver·si·tar·i·an [yoo-nuh-vur-si-tair-ee-uhn], /ˌyu nəˌvɜr sɪˈtɛər i ən/, noun, adjective
- an·ti·u·ni·ver·si·ty, adjective, noun
- coun·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, adjective
- pre·u·ni·ver·si·ty, adjective
- pro·u·ni·ver·si·ty, adjective
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How to use university in a sentence
Still, experts warn that final numbers remain uncertain and universities still face months of volatility.UK Universities Predicted a COVID-19 Crash. They Got the Opposite | Fiona Zublin | September 17, 2020 | Ozy
Government funding can speed commercialization by supporting research at universities, federal laboratories, and private companies.To confront the climate crisis, the US should launch a National Energy Innovation Mission | Amy Nordrum | September 15, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Researchers at Oxford and a university spin-off company Vaccitech started with a weakened version of an adenovirus that causes colds in chimpanzees.Here’s what pausing the AstraZeneca-Oxford coronavirus vaccine trial really means | Aimee Cunningham | September 9, 2020 | Science News
The university is embracing a mix of many online courses and a smaller number – about 12 percent of the total – of in-person classes.A New Kind of College Exam: UCSD Is Testing Sewage for COVID-19 | Randy Dotinga | September 7, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Some 81% of tech employees and university students say they believe big technology firms need more regulation, according to a study conducted by Index Ventures and Qualtrics between May and June.Majority of tech employees and potential founders say big tech needs more regulation | Lucinda Shen | September 4, 2020 | Fortune
“I have to think her body type played a role,” said Rachel Greenblatt, a Lecturer in Jewish Studies at Harvard university.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America? | Emily Shire | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
For years, Brooke even had trouble finding a publisher for his memoir, which was ultimately accepted by Rutgers university Press.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America | John Avlon | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
David Greenberg at Rutgers university has a book coming out next year on political spin.
“The origin of Brokpas is lost in antiquity,” a research article from the university of Delhi notes.
The zoologist at university of Tubingen in Germany gave a bunch of spiders some LSD.Zebra Finches, Dolphins, Elephants, and More Animals Under the Influence | Bill Schulz | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These schools became affiliated Universities, but never equalled the Law university in importance.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II) | Henry Osborn Taylor
He was rector of the university of Ilfeldt 40 years, and published several learned works.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The scene and field of that learning hitherto has been, in our Western communities, the university.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
John Thornton Kirkland, president of Harvard university, died, aged 70.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
They will carry out the dictum of Carlyle that the modern university is a university of books.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
British Dictionary definitions for university
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
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