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noun [countable] academy pronunciation in British English /əˈkædəmi/
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  1. 1
    a school or college that teaches a particular subject or skill

    a military/police academy

    1. b.
      in Scotland, a school for children between the ages of 11 and 18
    2. c.
      in England, a school that is funded mainly by the state and partly by other organizations, and controlled directly by central government rather than by local education authorities


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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