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One entry found for academy.
Main Entry: acad·e·my
Pronunciation: schwa-primarystresskad-schwa-memacron
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -mies
Etymology: Greek Akademacronmeia, the grove outside Athens where Plato had his school
1 a : 1SCHOOL 1a; especially : a private high school b : an institution for training in special subjects or skills <military academy>
2 : an organization of people specializing in knowledge in a particular subject
Word History Our word academy comes from the Greek word Akademacronmeia, the name of the park or grove outside of ancient Athens where the philosopher Plato taught his students. Just as schools and parks today are often named after famous persons, the Akademacronmeia had been named in honor of a Greek hero, Akademacronmos.

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