academia

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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. See also academy, academe, Akademeia. Modern sense of "the world of universities and scholarship" recorded from 1956.

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academia (uncountable)

  1. The scientific and cultural community engaged in higher education and research, taken as a whole.
    • 2013 July 20, “The attack of the MOOCs”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8845: 
      Since the launch early last year of  [] two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open online courses, the ivory towers of academia have been shaken to their foundations. University brands built in some cases over centuries have been forced to contemplate the possibility that information technology will rapidly make their existing business model obsolete.
    Academia continues to provide scientific education, despite attempts to turn it into a system of professional schooling.
  2. Continuous study at higher education institutions; scholarship.
    Not every university graduate wishes to pursue academia.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ academia” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  2. ^ Lindberg, Christine A., ed. The Oxford College Dictionary. 2nd. New York: Spark Publishing, 2007.
  3. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5)

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Noun[edit]

academia f (plural academies)

  1. academy

Latin[edit]

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Noun[edit]

acadēmīa f (genitive acadēmīae); first declension

  1. academy, academe

Usage notes[edit]

  • Capitalised, the Platonic Academy.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative acadēmīa acadēmīae
genitive acadēmīae acadēmīārum
dative acadēmīae acadēmīīs
accusative acadēmīam acadēmīās
ablative acadēmīā acadēmīīs
vocative acadēmīa acadēmīae

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ɐ.kɐ.ðɨ.ˈmi.ɐ/
  • Hyphenation: a‧ca‧de‧mi‧a

Noun[edit]

academia f (plural academias)

  1. academy

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a̠ka̠ˈðe̞mja̠/

Noun[edit]

academia f (plural academias)

  1. academy

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