academic year

ac·a·dem·ic year
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-uh-dem-ik yeer]
    • /ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪk yɪər/
    • /ˌækəˈdemɪk jɪə(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-uh-dem-ik yeer]
    • /ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪk yɪər/

Definitions of academic year words

  • noun academic year the period of the year during which students attend school or university 3
  • noun academic year the customary annual period of instruction at a college, university, etc., running approximately from September to June. 1
  • noun academic year annual teaching period 1
  • noun academic year The annual period during which a student attends school, college or university. 0

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Origin of academic year

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
First recorded in 1930-35

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Parts of speech for Academic year


academic year 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.

academic year usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for academic year

noun academic year

  • session — the sitting together of a court, council, legislature, or the like, for conference or the transaction of business: Congress is now in session.
  • term — a word or phrase that has a specific or precise meaning within a given discipline or field and might have a different meaning in common usage: Set is a term of art used by mathematicians, and burden of proof is a term of art used by lawyers.
  • school year — the months of the year during which school is open and attendance at school is required.

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