academia

[ ak-uh-dee-mee-uh, -deem-yuh, -dem-ee-uh, -dem-yuh ]
/ ˌæk əˈdi mi ə, -ˈdim yə, -ˈdɛm i ə, -ˈdɛm yə /

noun

(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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British Dictionary definitions for academia

academia
/ (ˌækəˈdiːmɪə) /

noun

the academic world
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