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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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the academic world

Etymologies

New Latin acadēmīa, from Latin, the Academy; see academy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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