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Royal Academy, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishRoyal Academy, thethe Royal AcademyˌRoyal Aˈcademy, the (also the Royal Academy of Arts)  1 an important British society of artists, whose members use the letters RA after their names. It has a school for artists, and it organizes many exhibitions (=public shows of paintings etc), including its well-known Summer Exhibition, which takes place every year and shows new paintings by British artists, including work by ordinary people who are not professional artists.2 the building in piccadilly, central London, where the Royal Academy's exhibitions take place
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