Academy

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Academy

  1. (classical studies, history) The school for advanced education founded by Plato; the garden where Plato taught. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
  2. (classical studies) The disciples of plato. [First attested in the mid 16th century.][1]
  3. (classical studies, philosophy) Platonism. [First attested in the mid 16th century.][1]
  4. A specific society of scholars or artists.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.