[ ak-uh-deem, ak-uh-deem ]
/ ˈæk əˌdim, ˌæk əˈdim /
the campus activity, life, and interests of a college or university; the academic world.
(sometimes initial capital letter) any place of instruction; a school.
(initial capital letter) the public grove in Athens in which Plato taught.
a person living in, accustomed to, or preferring the environment of a university.
a scholarly or pedantic person, especially a teacher or student.
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Origin of academe
1580–90; < Latin Acadēmus < Greek Akádēmos Academus
Words nearby academe
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British Dictionary definitions for academes
/ (ˈækəˌdiːm) /
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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