Meaning of “academia” in the English Dictionary

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"academia" in British English

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academianoun [ U ]

uk /ˌæk.əˈdiː.mi.ə/ us /ˌæk.əˈdiː.mi.ə/

the part of society, especially universities, that is connected with studying and thinking, or the activity or job of studying:

A graduate of law, he had spent his life in academia.

(Definition of “academia” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"academia" in American English

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academianoun [ U ]


the teaching, studying, and scientific work that happens in colleges and universities:

experts from industry, academia, and the government

(Definition of “academia” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)