academe

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noun ac·a·deme \ˈa-kə-ˌdēm, ˌa-kə-ˈ\

Definition of academe

  1. 1a :  a place of instructionb :  the academic life, community, or world in the halls of academe

  2. 2 :  academic; especially :  pedant

Examples of academe in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of academe

borrowed from Latin Acadēmus (in the phrase inter silvās Acadēmī, “among the groves of Academus,” from Horace's Epistulae), borrowed from Greek Akádēmos — more at academy


First Known Use: 1588



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