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 for university
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  University \U`ni*ver"si*ty\, n.; pl. Universities. [OE.
     universite, L. universitas all together, the whole, the
     universe, a number of persons associated into one body, a
     society, corporation, fr. universus all together, universal:
     cf. F. universit['e]. See Universe.]
     1. The universe; the whole. [Obs.] --Dr. H. More.
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     2. An association, society, guild, or corporation, esp. one
        capable of having and acquiring property. [Obs.]
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              The universities, or corporate bodies, at Rome were
              very numerous. There were corporations of bakers,
              farmers of the revenue, scribes, and others. --Eng.
                                                    Cyc.
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     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. In modern usage, a university is expected to
        have both an undergraduate division, granting bachelor's
        degrees, and a graduate division, granting master's or
        doctoral degrees, but there are some exceptions. In
        addition, a modern university typically also supports
        research by its faculty
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              The present universities of Europe were, originally,
              the greater part of them, ecclesiastical
              corporations, instituted for the education of
              churchmen . . . What was taught in the greater part
              of those universities was suitable to the end of
              their institutions, either theology or something
              that was merely preparatory to theology. --A. Smith.
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     Note: From the Roman words universitas, collegium, corpus,
           are derived the terms university, college, and
           corporation, of modern languages; and though these
           words have obtained modified significations in modern
           times, so as to be indifferently applicable to the same
           things, they all agree in retaining the fundamental
           signification of the terms, whatever may have been
           added to them. There is now no university, college, or
           corporation, which is not a juristical person in the
           sense above explained [see def. 2, above]; wherever
           these words are applied to any association of persons
           not stamped with this mark, it is an abuse of terms.
           --Eng. Cyc.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  university
      n 1: the body of faculty and students at a university
      2: establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed,
         including administrative and living quarters as well as
         facilities for research and teaching
      3: a large and diverse institution of higher learning created to
         educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "university":
     academe, academia, academic, alma mater, classroom, college,
     college of engineering, collegiate, community college,
     degree-granting institution, extramural, four-year college,
     graduate school, institute of technology, interscholastic,
     intramural, ivied halls, journalism school, junior college,
     law school, medical school, multiversity, normal, normal school,
     postgraduate school, preschool, scholastic, school,
     school of communications, school of education, two-year college,
     university college, varsity
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  University, FL -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Florida
     Population (2000):    30736
     Housing Units (2000): 15494
     Land area (2000):     3.870401 sq. miles (10.024292 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.011633 sq. miles (0.030129 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.882034 sq. miles (10.054421 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            73163
     Located within:       Florida (FL), FIPS 12
     Location:             28.069644 N, 82.437091 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      University, FL
      University
  

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