academese

academese

[ak-uh-duh-meez, -mees, uh-kad-uh-]
noun
pedantic, pretentious, and often confusing academic jargon: a presumably scholarly article written in incomprehensible academese.

Origin:
academ(ic) + -ese

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Main Entry:  academese
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the learned and often dry style and diction of an academic or scholar
Example:  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 definition, represents an orientational base for the charismatic
Etymology:  a blend of 'academy' and '-ese'
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