the campus activity, life, and interests of a college or university; the world.
(sometimes initial capital letter) any place of instruction; a school.
(initial capital letter) the public grove in Athens in which Plato taught.
a person living in, accustomed to, or preferring the environment of a university.
a scholarly or pedantic person, especially a teacher or student.
any place of learning, such as a college or university
the grove of Academe, the groves of Academe, the academic world
“The Academy,” 1580s, from phrase groves of Academe, translating Horace’s silvas Academi (see academy); general sense of “the world of universities and scholarship” is attested from 1849. With lower-case letter, academia in the sense of “academic community” is from 1956.
Academe properly means Academus (a Greek hero); & its use as a poetic variant for academy, though sanctioned by Shakespeare, Tennyson & Lowell, is a mistake; the grove of A., however, (Milton) means rightly The Academy. [Fowler]
pedantic, pretentious, and often confusing jargon: a presumably scholarly article written in incomprehensible academese. noun the learned and often dry style and diction of an academic or scholar Examples Extreme styles are pejoratively referred to as academese, such as: ‘Chieftaincy as a sanctional source, a symbolic referent, an integrational integer, and for ethnic and sub-ethnic […]
(sometimes initial capital letter) the milieu or interests of a university, college, or ; . Contemporary Examples I did offer to mention her to contacts at another media organization and in academia, though she didn’t get a job or into school. Barbara Walters’ Syrian Blunder Howard Kurtz June 5, 2012 Conservative economists in academia may […]
- Academic costume
the ceremonial garb of the students and faculty in schools, colleges, and universities, consisting of a flat cap (mortarboard), a long, wide-sleeved gown, and sometimes a hood, worn especially at commencement exercises. Historical Examples From this building came out two young men in academic costume. Winter Evening Tales Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
- Academic dress