Definition of academia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

academia

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌækəˈdiːmiə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌækəˈdiːmiə//
 
(formal or humorous academe
BrE BrE//ˈækədiːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈækədiːm//
 
)
[uncountable]
 
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the world of learning, teaching, research, etc. at universities, and the people involved in it leading figures from academia and industry Word Origin 1950s: from Latin academia, from Greek akadēmeia, from Akadēmos, the hero after whom Plato's garden was named.
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