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Definition of University

University

  1. The universe; the whole.
  2. An association, society, guild, or corporation, esp. one capable of having and acquiring property.
  3. An institution organized and incorporated for the purpose of imparting instruction, examining students, and otherwise promoting education in the higher branches of literature, science, art, etc., empowered to confer degrees in the several arts and faculties, as in theology, law, medicine, music, etc. A university may exist without having any college connected with it, or it may consist of but one college, or it may comprise an assemblage of colleges established in any place, with professors for instructing students in the sciences and other branches of learning.

University Quotations

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Theodore Roosevelt

I was 23 years old, a freshman at university, and there I was, on the first day, sitting in a remedial English class. I was so ashamed I almost got up and left, but somehow I knew inside that if I ran away from this, I would hate myself forever.
Bill Cosby

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
Henry A. Kissinger

A university is not a political party, and an education is not an indoctrination.
David Horowitz

Northwestern's alumni list is truly impressive. This university has graduated best-selling authors, Olympians, presidential candidates, Grammy winners, Peabody winners, Emmy winners, and that's just me!
Stephen Colbert
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University Translations

university in Afrikaans is universiteit
university in Danish is universitet
university in Dutch is academie, universiteit
university in Hungarian is egyetem
university in Portuguese is universidade
university in Spanish is universidad
university in Swedish is universitet
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