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Definition of "academe" []

  • The academic environment, community, or world. (noun)
  • Academic life. (noun)
  • A place in which instruction is given to students. (noun)
  • A scholar, especially a pedant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "academe" in a sentence
  • "(The term academe seems stilted to me, but maybe that's me.)"
  • "Cannadine is countering the currently favored view in academe, which is promulgated by a flatulent and often incoherent body of historical and literary scholarship known as colonial discourse theory."
  • "I agree that Patricia White having a foot in practice and academe is a very good thing."
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