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 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 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, 10 Dec. 2019 In response, Gladwell, as per his custom, borrows ideas from academe., 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,, 25 July 2019 Many will leave the halls of academe without a degree and without a future. William L. Rukeyser, The Mercury News, 4 Aug. 2019

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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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The first known use of academe was in 1588

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9 May 2021

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“Academe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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