ac·​a·​deme | \ ˈa-kə-ˌdēm How to pronounce academe (audio) , ˌa-kə-ˈ\

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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Synonyms for academe


academy, school, seminary

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Examples of academe in a Sentence

the cloistered and privileged world inhabited by the students in that suburban academe

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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 The result has been a huge number of complaints throughout academe and a concomitant growth of bureaucracy. William Stadiem, Town & Country, "Can Harvard's Storied Final Clubs Resist the Tides of Change?," 2 Aug. 2016 In addition, as colleagues later noted, his illness might even be seen to have expedited his work, freeing him from the standard bureaucratic chores of academe and mundane domestic tasks. Mark Feeney,, "Stephen Hawking, ground-breaking physicist, dead at 76," 14 Mar. 2018 But the move does mark a perilous entry into academe, something that Mr. Zorn had long resisted — and something that, more often than not, musicians of his cohort haven’t had the opportunity to resist. Giovanni Russonello, New York Times, "John Zorn’s Club the Stone Begins a New Life on the Other Side of Town," 27 Feb. 2018 Demirors straddles the world of entrepreneurship, academe and journalism. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "19 Bitcoin Accounts You Should Follow on Twitter," 27 Dec. 2017 The most graceful of the three buildings so far is the Bridge, designed by the New York architecture firm Weiss/Manfredi to lubricate the campus’s frank closeness between academe and commerce. Justin Davidson, Daily Intelligencer, "The Views (Real and Virtual) From Cornell Tech," 13 Sep. 2017 But in the academe there are standards, and plagiarism is considered breaking those standards. Mará Rose Williams, kansascity, "Kansas college leader accused of plagiarizing May commencement speech," 10 Aug. 2017 Apparently, its corporate focus on secrecy has been an impediment in recruiting talent (some of whom come from academe and discern publishing as essential). The Hive, "Is Trump Trying to “Throw the Attorney General of the United States Overboard”?," 25 July 2017

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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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