Academy vs Xenocrates - What's the difference?

academy | xenocrates |

As proper nouns the difference between academy and xenocrates

is that academy is (classical studies|history) the school for advanced education founded by plato; the garden where plato taught brown, lesley, ed the shorter oxford english dictionary 5th oxford: oxford university press, 2003 while xenocrates is (c 396–314.




  • (classical studies, usually, capitalized) The garden where Plato taught. Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • (classical studies, usually, capitalized) Plato's philosophical system based on skepticism; Plato's followers.
  • An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university; typically a private school.
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  • A school or place of training in which some special art is taught.
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  • A society of learned people united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science.
  • the French Academy'''; the American '''Academy''' of Arts and Sciences; '''academies of literature and philology.
  • (obsolete) The knowledge disseminated in an Academy.
  • Academia.
  • A body of established opinion in a particular field, regarded as authoritative.
  • (UK, education) A school directly funded by central government, independent of local control.
  • Synonyms

    * (society of learned people) learned society

    Derived terms

    * academic * academical * academy figure * Academy of Sciences * laughing academy * national academy



    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (c. 396–314 .