Definition of academia in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌakəˈdiːmɪə


[mass noun]
  • The environment or community concerned with the pursuit of research, education, and scholarship: he spent his working life in academia
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    • Youth is a rare species, and much loved - as much by art and academia as by market research.
    • If medical academia is to flourish research and education must be given equal weight.
    • Similar influences are at work in the arts, education, academia and especially in the sphere of politics.


1950s: from Latin (see academy).

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