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academia (n.)

"the academic community, the world of colleges and universities," 1956, Modern Latin, from Academe (q.v.). Related modern coinages include academize (1966); academese (1937).

updated on August 12, 2018

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Definitions of academia from WordNet

academia (n.)
the academic world;
Synonyms: academe
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