Definition of academia noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

academia

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌækəˈdimiə//
 
(formal or humorous academe
NAmE//ˈækəˌdim//
 
, NAmE//ˌækəˈdim//
 
)
[uncountable]
 
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the world of learning, teaching, research, etc. at colleges and universities; the people involved in it leading figures from academia and industry
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