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

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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



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