Definition of academe in English:


Syllabification: ac·a·deme
Pronunciation: /ˌakəˈdēm, ˈakəˌdēm


  • The academic environment or community; academia: bridging the gap between industry and academe the groves of academe
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    • The project, based at Pennsylvania State University, focuses on work and family issues in academe.
    • Thus the decision to leave academe often reflected problems in academia, not irresistible temptations outside.
    • Student privacy has always been a hot-button issue in academe, and faculty are often on the front lines of this debate.


late 16th century (in the sense 'academy'): from Latin academia, reinforced by Greek Akadēmos (see academy).

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