UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈækədiːm/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(akə dēm′, ak′ə dēm)

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ac•a•deme  (akə dēm′, ak′ə dēm),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Educationthe campus activity, life, and interests of a college or university;
    the academic world.
  2. Education(sometimes cap.) any place of instruction;
    a school.
  3. Ancient History(cap.) the public grove in Athens in which Plato taught.
  4. Educationa person living in, accustomed to, or preferring the environment of a university.
  5. Educationa scholarly or pedantic person, esp. a teacher or student.
  • Greek Akádēmos Academus
  • Latin Acadēmus
  • 1580–90

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
academe /ˈækəˌdiːm/ n literary
  1. any place of learning, such as a college or university
Etymology: 16th Century: first used by Shakespeare in Love's Labour's Lost (1594); see academy
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