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academe

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noun ac·a·deme \ˈa-kə-ˌdēm, ˌa-kə-ˈ\

Definition of academe

  1. 1 a :  a place of instruction b :  the academic life, community, or world <in the halls of academe>

  2. 2 :  academic; especially :  pedant



Examples of academe

  1. <the cloistered and privileged world inhabited by the students in that suburban academe>



Origin of academe

Latin Academus (in the phrase inter silvas Academi among the groves of Academus), from Greek Akadēmos — more at academy


First Known Use: 1588


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