Definition of "university" []

  • An institution for higher learning with teaching and research facilities constituting a graduate school and professional schools that award master's degrees and doctorates and an undergraduate division that awards bachelor's degrees. (noun)
  • The buildings and grounds of such an institution. (noun)
  • The body of students and faculty of such an institution. (noun)
  • An institution of higher education having authority to award bachelors' and higher degrees, usually having research facilities (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The buildings, members, staff, or campus of a university (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

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