university
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English universite, from Anglo-French université, from Medieval Latin universitat-, universitas, from Latin universus Date: 14th century 1. an institution of higher learning providing facilities for teaching and research and authorized to grant academic degrees; specifically one made up of an undergraduate division which confers bachelor's degrees and a graduate division which comprises a graduate school and professional schools each of which may confer master's degrees and doctorates 2. the physical plant of a university

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