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university (n.)

14世纪 ,"高等学府",也是"构成大学的团体",来自英法 université ,古法语 universite "普遍性;学术共同体"(13世纪),来自中世纪拉丁语 universitatem (名词 universitas ),"整体、集合",晚期拉丁语"公司、社会",来自 universus "整体、整个"(见 universe )。在学术意义上,是 universitas magistrorum et scholarium "大师和学者的共同体"的缩写;取代 studium 成为这个词。该拉丁词也是西班牙语 universidad ,德语 universität ,俄语 universitet 等的来源。

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Definitions of university from WordNet

university (n.)
the body of faculty and students at a university;
university (n.)
establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching;
university (n.)
a large and diverse institution of higher learning created to educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees;
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