Meaning of academe in English:


Pronunciation /ˈakədiːm/

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mass noun
  • The academic environment or community; academia.

    ‘bridging the gap between industry and academe’
    • ‘The project, based at Pennsylvania State University, focuses on work and family issues in academe.’
    • ‘Thus the decision to leave academe often reflected problems in academia, not irresistible temptations outside.’
    • ‘Student privacy has always been a hot-button issue in academe, and faculty are often on the front lines of this debate.’
    • ‘Few faculty enter academe with the assumption that students are customers.’
    • ‘Still, such practices in academe help legitimate the even more extreme forms now commonplace in corporate America.’
    • ‘THE GLASS CEILING is firmly intact in academe at the start of the twenty-first century.’
    • ‘As a consequence, two-year college faculty are implicitly marginalized and devalued within academe.’
    • ‘I would go even further by suggesting that when gross imbalances exist they bespeak pathological symptoms in academe.’
    • ‘These studies, while important, mask individual differences in academe.’
    • ‘Research on faculty retention also documents the unique contributions that faculty of color make to academe.’
    • ‘Significant changes are going to happen in academe regardless of what a faculty or an administration desires.’
    • ‘You might try one of the online job-listing services focusing on academe.’
    • ‘But when we consider the status of women in academe, we may confront not so much a myth as a glass half empty or half full.’
    • ‘Others concur that a doctorate is a prerequisite to advancement to many of the positions with the most power in academe.’
    • ‘The first two factors are relevant to the advancement of women not only in academe but in the broader society, too.’
    • ‘We are not unique; the number of racial and ethnic minorities in academe is slowly increasing.’
    • ‘As a result, their decisions can sometimes disregard the values of academe.’
    • ‘I do not question for a minute much of what he claims about the inequities gays and lesbians face in academe.’
    • ‘I realized that most of my mentoring came from places outside academe and art institutions.’
    • ‘Furthermore, the goals and system of rewards in academe often appear conflicted.’


    the groves of Academe
    • The academic world.

      ‘younger men lured from the groves of Academe’
      • ‘a lifetime in the groves of academe’


      Translating Horace's silvas Academi.


Late 16th century (in the sense ‘academy’): from Latin academia, reinforced by Greek Akadēmos (see academy).