academic costume


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. acad.,
  2. academe,
  3. academese,
  4. academia,
  5. academic,
  6. academic dress,
  7. academic freedom,
  8. academic gown,
  9. academic rank,
  10. academic year

Also called academic dress.

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British Dictionary definitions for academic dress

academic dress

noun

formal dress, usually comprising cap, gown, and hood, worn by university staff and students
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