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 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, "The Bleak Job Landscape of Adjunctopia for Ph.D.s," 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, "Serfs of Academe," 25 Feb. 2020 Breaking into academe as a woman in the 1950s had not been easy, but her work on the impact of the printing press, published in her sixth decade, proved to be another senior-division win. Cullen Murphy, The Atlantic, "Our Predictions About the Internet Are Probably Wrong," 10 Dec. 2019 In response, Gladwell, as per his custom, borrows ideas from academe., "Gladwell’s ‘Talking to Strangers’ a far-flung survey of the fairly obvious - The Boston Globe," 12 Sep. 2019 In his satirical images, Orozco targeted US public education and conformity, academe’s ivory tower, a corrupting military, and the mortal sacrifices of nationalistic war. Steve Burkholder,, "Two fine arts sites beckon in New Hampshire," 25 July 2019 Many will leave the halls of academe without a degree and without a future. William L. Rukeyser, The Mercury News, "Opinion: Here’s how NCAA college sports could be deregulated," 4 Aug. 2019 History tells us that the Western left, media and academe were employed by Russian propagandists and referred to as Vladimir Lenin's useful idiots. Dallas News, "Letters - Misled or forewarned? Readers give their take on the Mueller hearing," 4 Aug. 2019 Impact factors—which represent the number of citations to a journal's articles divided by the number of articles published during a 2-year period—are widely used in academe as a yardstick of a journal’s prestige and reach. Matt Warren, Science | AAAS, "Firm that tallies controversial journal impact scores moves to provide more context," 27 June 2018

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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 2 Jul. 2020.

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