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: a place of instruction
: the academic life, community, or world
in the halls of academe
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1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
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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