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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-uh-deem, ak-uh-deem]
    • /ˈæk əˌdim, ˌæk əˈdim/
    • /ˈæk.ə.diːm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-uh-deem, ak-uh-deem]
    • /ˈæk əˌdim, ˌæk əˈdim/

Definitions of academe word

  • uncountable noun academe The academic world of universities is sometimes referred to as academe. 3
  • noun academe any place of learning, such as a college or university 3
  • noun academe the Academy (sense 1) (see phrase under academy) 3
  • noun academe a school; esp., a college or university 3
  • noun academe the academic world 3
  • noun academe the campus activity, life, and interests of a college or university; the academic world. 1

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Origin of academe

First appearance:

before 1580
One of the 35% oldest English words
1580-90; < Latin Acadēmus < Greek Akádēmos Academus

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Parts of speech for Academe


academe popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

academe usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for academe

noun academe

  • school — a large number of fish, porpoises, whales, or the like, feeding or migrating together.
  • college — A college is an institution where students study after they have left school.
  • academia — Academia refers to all the academics in a particular country or region, the institutions they work in, and their work.

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