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See also: academy
- French académie, from Latin acadēmīa, from Ancient Greek Ἀκαδημία (Akadēmia), a grove of trees and gymnasium outside of Athens where Plato taught; from the name of the supposed former owner of that estate, the Attic hero Akademos. Compare academe, academia, Akademeia.
- (classical studies, history) The school for advanced education founded by Plato; the garden where Plato taught. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- (classical studies) The disciples of plato. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
- (classical studies, philosophy) Platonism. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
- A specific society of scholars or artists.
- Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.