uni·ver·si·ty /ˌju:nəˈvɚsəti/ noun plural uni·ver·si·ties
a school that offers courses leading to a degree (such as a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree) and where research is done [count
] ▪ I applied to several public/private universities. ▪ the University of Michigan ▪ Harvard University ▪ He lives near the university.
] ▪ university students/professors ▪ (Brit) Did she go to university? [=did she study at a university?] ▪ (Brit) She studied chemistry at university.
— abbr. U., Univ.
— compare college
; see also state university