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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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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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,, "Two fine arts sites beckon in New Hampshire," 25 July 2019 Many will leave the halls of academe without a degree and without a future. William L. Rukeyser, The Mercury News, "Opinion: Here’s how NCAA college sports could be deregulated," 4 Aug. 2019 History tells us that the Western left, media and academe were employed by Russian propagandists and referred to as Vladimir Lenin's useful idiots. Dallas News, "Letters - Misled or forewarned? Readers give their take on the Mueller hearing," 4 Aug. 2019 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

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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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