Academe

Noun

  • (historical) The name of the garden in Athens where the academics met. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
  • A senior member of the staff at an institution of higher learning; pedant. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
  • (poetic) The scholarly life, environment, or community. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
  • (poetic) An academy; a place of learning. [First attested in the late 16th century.]

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