The scientific and cultural community engaged in higher education and research, taken as a whole.
“Academia continues to provide scientific education, despite attempts to turn it into a system of professional schooling.”
Continuous study at higher education institutions; scholarship.
“Not every university graduate wishes to pursue academia.”
The name of the garden in Athens where the academics met. First attested in the late 16th century.Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
An academy; a place of learning. First attested in the late 16th century.
The scholarly life, environment, or community. First attested in the mid 19th century.
A senior member of the staff at an institution of higher learning; pedant. First attested in the mid 20th century.
the environment or community concerned with the pursuit of research, education, and scholarship
“he spent his working life in academia”
the academic environment or community; academia
“bridging the gap between industry and academe”
“a lifetime in the groves of academe”