academe: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ak'u-dēm", ak"u-dēm'), [key]
— n.
  1. the campus activity, life, and interests of a college or university; the academic world.
  2. (sometimes cap.) any place of instruction; a school.
  3. (cap.) the public grove in Athens in which Plato taught.
  4. a person living in, accustomed to, or preferring the environment of a university.
  5. a scholarly or pedantic person, esp. a teacher or student.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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