ac·​a·​deme | \ ˈa-kə-ˌdēm How to pronounce academe (audio) , ˌa-kə-ˈdēm \

Definition of academe

1a : a place of instruction
b : the academic life, community, or world in the halls of academe
2 : academic especially : pedant

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Examples of academe in a Sentence

the cloistered and privileged world inhabited by the students in that suburban academe
Recent Examples on the Web Nor is the Dunning School itself anomalous in the history of American academe. Michael Bérubé, The New Republic, 21 Mar. 2022 Although academe may dismiss the Galileo Project as nothing more than pandering to a gullible public, such prejudice is unhelpful and myopic. Seth Shostak, Scientific American, 29 July 2021 The real question should not be why the UNC trustees had reservations about granting Hannah-Jones tenure, but why so many in media and academe chose to treat any criticism of Hannah-Jones as illegitimate and, well, racist. Tracey Schirra, National Review, 20 July 2021 But no one is more intolerant than the modern left-wing secular crusader, whose views on these cultural issues further enjoy the backing of the media, big business, academe and so on. William Mcgurn, WSJ, 21 June 2021 In academe, this idea of the need to have instructors of the same race and with the same values as students in the classroom is not new. WSJ, 30 Apr. 2021 After all, academe in affluent societies has tended to become a playpen for socialists and social engineers. Frederick M. Hess, National Review, 17 Sep. 2020 The halls of academe are known to be hospitable to people with radical views on power relationships between capital and labor, but colleges themselves are often merciless actors in the labor market. Kevin Carey, New York Times, 5 Mar. 2020 Among the most promising starting points for such a transformation are Joe Berry’s and Raewyn Connell’s observations about the overlap between the struggles of academe and those of the larger service sector economy. Charles Petersen, The New York Review of Books, 25 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of academe

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for 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

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“Academe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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