academic year


the customary annual period of instruction at a college, university, etc., running approximately from September to June.

Nearby words

  1. academic costume,
  2. academic dress,
  3. academic freedom,
  4. academic gown,
  5. academic rank,
  6. academical,
  7. academicals,
  8. academician,
  9. academicism,
  10. academicize

Origin of academic year

First recorded in 1930–35

Also called school year. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019