academic freedom

ac·a·dem·ic free·dom
A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-uh-dem-ik free-duh m]
    • /ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪk ˈfri dəm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-uh-dem-ik free-duh m]
    • /ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪk ˈfri dəm/

Definitions of academic freedom words

  • noun academic freedom freedom of a teacher or student to hold and express views without fear of arbitrary interference by officials 3
  • noun academic freedom freedom of a teacher to discuss or investigate any controversial social, economic, or political problems without interference or penalty from officials, organized groups, etc. 1
  • noun academic freedom freedom of a student to explore any field or hold any belief without interference from the teacher. 1
  • noun academic freedom education: freedom of speech 1
  • noun academic freedom The right to teach or learn freely without unreasonable interference from authority, or fear of reprisal. 0

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Origin of academic freedom

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1900-05

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Parts of speech for Academic freedom


academic freedom popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 3% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

academic freedom usage trend in Literature

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