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"academia" in British English

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academianoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌæk.əˈdiː.mi.ə/
the ​part of ​society, ​especiallyuniversities, 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)

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academianoun [U]

 /ˌæk·əˈdi·mi·ə/
the ​teaching, ​studying, and ​scientificwork 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)
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