academic costume

ac·a·dem·ic cos·tume
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-uh-dem-ik noun kos-toom, -tyoom]
    • /ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪk noun ˈkɒs tum, -tyum/
    • /ˌækəˈdemɪk ˈkɒs.tjuːm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-uh-dem-ik noun kos-toom, -tyoom]
    • /ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪk noun ˈkɒs tum, -tyum/

Definitions of academic costume words

  • noun academic costume the ceremonial garb of the students and faculty in schools, colleges, and universities, consisting of a flat cap (mortarboard), a long, wide-sleeved gown, and sometimes a hood, worn especially at commencement exercises. 1
  • noun academic costume An outfit consisting of, typically, a cap and gown, utilized by academics for special occasion, such as graduation. 0

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academic costume popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 63% 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.

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Synonyms for academic costume

noun academic costume

  • cap and gown — a cap with a flat top ( mortarboard) and a long robe, worn at some academic ceremonies, as commencement, and often used to symbolize the academic life
  • academic dress — formal dress, usually comprising cap, gown, and hood, worn by university staff and students

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