from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The academic community; academe.
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- n. The scientific and cultural community engaged in higher education and research, taken as a whole.
- n. Continuous study at higher education institutions; scholarship.
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- n. the academic world
New Latin acadēmīa, from Latin, the Academy; see academy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)