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[ak-uh-dee-mee-uh, -deem-yuh, -dem-ee-uh, -dem-yuh] /ˌæk əˈdi mi ə, -ˈdim yə, -ˈdɛm i ə, -ˈdɛm yə/
(sometimes initial capital letter) the milieu or interests of a university, college, or academy; academe.
Origin of academia
1945-50; < New Latin, L. See academy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It's unfortunate, but academia can be a pretty cut throat world.
  • Such discrepancy between the morality of academia and the rest of the world seems implausible, for a start.
  • So goes the first sentence of a recently composed essay on cheating in academia.
  • Sometimes it is someone complaining about how much they make vs how much they could make if they left academia.
  • Throughout the seventies and eighties, he was a marquee name on college syllabi, the closest thing academia had to a rock star.
  • If every professor who backed a lunatic politician were to be sacked, half the interesting minds in academia would be lost.
  • Dobson had been under fire from his colleagues in academia.
  • You've crossed the barrier between academia and application with those systems.
  • There are lots of them in academia and it is the only way to survive.
  • Industry and academia have responded by partnering to help commercialize technologies.
British Dictionary definitions for academia


the academic world
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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