academe

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ac·a·deme

noun \ˈa-kə-ˌdēm, ˌa-kə-ˈ\

Definition of ACADEME

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

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

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