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Royal Society, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishRoyal Society, thethe Royal SocietyˌRoyal Soˈciety, the 🔊 🔊 the oldest and most respected scientific society in the UK, started in the 17th century. Its members are called ‘Fellows’ and they are elected if they have done high-quality work in any area of science. There is a similar society for people working in the humanities (=subjects such as language, literature, and history), called the British Academy.
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