[ ak-uh-deem, ak-uh-deem ]
/ ˈæk əˌdim, ˌæk əˈdim /
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the campus activity, life, and interests of a college or university; the academic world.
Sometimes Academe . any place of instruction; a school.
a person living in, accustomed to, or preferring the environment of a university.
a scholarly or pedantic person, especially a teacher or student.
Academe, the public grove in Athens in which Plato taught.



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Origin of academe

First recorded in 1580–90; from Latin Acadēmus, Greek Akádēmos; see Academus
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British Dictionary definitions for academe

/ (ˈækəˌdiːm) /

noun literary

any place of learning, such as a college or university
the grove of Academe or the groves of Academe the academic world

Word Origin for academe

C16: first used by Shakespeare in Love's Labour's Lost (1594); see academy
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