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academic gown

ac·a·dem·ic gown
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-uh-dem-ik goun]
    • /ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪk gaʊn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-uh-dem-ik goun]
    • /ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪk gaʊn/

Definitions of academic gown words

  • noun academic gown a loose garment like a very light coat with wide sleeves worn over a person's outer clothes and indicating academic status 3
  • noun academic gown a long, wide-sleeved outer garment worn as part of the academic costume. 1

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Parts of speech for Academic gown

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academic gown popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 71% 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 gown

noun academic gown

  • 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 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.
  • academic dress — formal dress, usually comprising cap, gown, and hood, worn by university staff and students

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