Simple Definition of university
: a school that offers courses leading to a degree (such as a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree) and where research is done
Full Definition of university
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
Examples of university in a sentence
I applied to several public universities.
He lives near the university.
Origin of university
Middle English universite, from Anglo-French université, from Medieval Latin universitat-, universitas, from Latin universus
First Known Use: 14th century
UNIVERSITY Defined for Kids
Definition of university for Students
: an institution of higher learning that gives degrees in special fields and where research is performed
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