Academe meaning

ăkə-dēm
A scholar, especially a pedant.
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The Academy (see phrase under academy)
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A place in which instruction is given to students.
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The academic world.
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(historical) The name of the garden in Athens where the academics met. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
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(poetic) An academy; a place of learning. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
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(poetic) The scholarly life, environment, or community. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
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A senior member of the staff at an institution of higher learning; pedant. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
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Origin of academe

  • From Latin Acadēmīa the Academy academy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From New Latin academia, from Ancient Greek Ἀκαδημία (Akadēmia); see academy. Academe (frequently capitalized) is a poetic name for the garden or grove near ancient Athens where Plato taught, supposedly named for its former owner, the hero Ἀκάδημος (Akademos; Ἑκάδημος, Hekademos).

    From Wiktionary