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academia

[ak-uh-dee-mee-uh, -deem-yuh, -dem-ee-uh, -dem-yuh]
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noun
  1. (sometimes initial capital letter) the milieu or interests of a university, college, or academy; academe.
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Origin of academia

1945–50; < New Latin, L. See academy
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academia

noun
  1. the academic world
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