academia

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See also: acadèmia

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

New Latin acadēmīa, from Ancient Greek Ἀκαδημία (Akadēmía), a grove of trees and gymnasium outside of Athens where Plato taught; from the name of the supposed former owner of that estate, the Attica hero Akademos. Doublet of academy and Akademeia; see also academe. Modern sense of “the world of universities and scholarship” recorded from 1956.

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academia (uncountable)

  1. (collective) The scientific and cultural community engaged in higher education and research, taken as a whole. [from 1956]
    • 2013 July 20, “The attack of the MOOCs”, in 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, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  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)

Ladin[edit]

Noun[edit]

academia f (plural academies)

  1. academy

Latin[edit]

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 academia on Latin Wikipedia

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἀκαδήμεια (Akadḗmeia), variant form of Ἀκαδημία (Akadēmía).

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Noun[edit]

acadēmī̆a f (genitive acadēmī̆ae); first declension

  1. academy, academe
Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative acadēmī̆a acadēmī̆ae
Genitive acadēmī̆ae acadēmī̆ārum
Dative acadēmī̆ae acadēmī̆īs
Accusative acadēmī̆am acadēmī̆ās
Ablative acadēmī̆ā acadēmī̆īs
Vocative acadēmī̆a acadēmī̆ae
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Pronunciation 2[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /a.ka.deːˈmiː.aː/, [äkäd̪eːˈmiːäː] or IPA(key): /a.kaˈdeː.mi.aː/, [äkäˈd̪eːmiäː]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /a.ka.deˈmi.a/, [äkäd̪eˈmiːä] or IPA(key): /a.kaˈde.mi.a/, [äkäˈd̪ɛːmiä]

Noun[edit]

ăcădēmī̆ā f

  1. ablative singular of ăcădēmī̆a

References[edit]

  • academia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • academia in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • academia in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • academia in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin acadēmīa, from Ancient Greek Ἀκαδημία (Akadēmía), 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.

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academia f (plural academias)

  1. academy
  2. (Brazil) gym
    Synonym: (Portugal) ginásio

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Further reading[edit]

  • academia” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish[edit]

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 academia on Spanish Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Latin acadēmīa, from Ancient Greek Ἀκαδημία (Akadēmía), 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): /akaˈdemja/, [a.kaˈð̞e.mja]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

academia f (plural academias)

  1. academy

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