/ak"euh deem', ak'euh deem"/, n.
1. the campus activity, life, and interests of a college or university; the academic world.
2. (sometimes cap.) any place of instruction; a school.
3. (cap.) the public grove in Athens in which Plato taught.
4. a person living in, accustomed to, or preferring the environment of a university.
5. a scholarly or pedantic person, esp. a teacher or student.
[1580-90; < L Academus < Gk Akádemos ACADEMUS]

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