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English definition of “academia”

academia

noun [U] uk   /ˌæk.əˈdiː.mi.ə/ us  
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.University and college education
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