the ceremonial garb of the students and faculty in schools, colleges, and universities, consisting of a flat cap (mortarboard), a long, wide-sleeved gown, and sometimes a hood, worn especially at commencement exercises.
Words nearby academic costume
Also called academic dress.
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British Dictionary definitions for academic dress
formal dress, usually comprising cap, gown, and hood, worn by university staff and students
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