Academia definition

ăkə-dēmē-ə, -dā-
The definition of academia is the world within an educational community.

An example of academia is a college, its students, and its teachers.

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The academic world; academe.
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Academia continues to provide scientific education, despite attempts to turn it into a system of professional schooling.
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Continuous study at higher education institutions; scholarship.

Not every university graduate wishes to pursue academia.

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The academic community; academe.
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Origin of academia

  • New Latin acadēmīa from Latin the Academy academy

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

  • Latin acadēmīa, from Ancient Greek Ἀκαδημία (Akadēmia), a grove of trees and gymnasium outside of Athens where Plato taught; from the name of the supposed former owner of that estate, the Attic hero Akademos. See also academy, academe, Akademeia. Modern sense of "the world of universities and scholarship" recorded from 1956.

    From Wiktionary