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

Latin Academus (in the phrase inter silvas Academi among the groves of Academus), from Greek Akadēmos — more at academy


First Known Use: 1588



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