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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kad-uh-miz-uh m]
    • /əˈkæd əˌmɪz əm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kad-uh-miz-uh m]
    • /əˈkæd əˌmɪz əm/

Definitions of academism word

  • abbreviation ACADEMISM academicism. 1
  • noun academism Philosophy. the philosophy of the school founded by Plato. 1
  • noun academism Alternative form of academicism. (First attested in the mid 18th century.)Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. 1

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Origin of academism

First appearance:

before 1720
One of the 49% newest English words
First recorded in 1720-30; academe + -ism

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Parts of speech for Academism


academism popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 53% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for academism

noun academism

  • rite — a formal or ceremonial act or procedure prescribed or customary in religious or other solemn use: rites of baptism; sacrificial rites.
  • ritual — an established or prescribed procedure for a religious or other rite.
  • procedure — subroutine
  • red tape — excessive formality and routine required before official action can be taken.
  • ceremony — A ceremony is a formal event such as a wedding.

Antonyms for academism

noun academism

  • informality — the state of being informal; absence of formality.

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