Definitions for academeˈæk əˌdim, ˌæk əˈdim
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ac•a•demeˈæk əˌdim, ˌæk əˈdim(n.)
the academic environment.
any place of instruction; school.
a scholar or pedant.
Origin of academe:
1580–90; < L Acadēmus (see academy )
the academic world
An academy; a place of learning.
The scholarly life, environment, or community.
Origin: * From academia, from Ἀκαδημία; see academy. Academe (frequently capitalized) is a poetic name for the garden or grove near ancient Athens where taught, supposedly named for its former owner, the hero Ἀκάδημος (; Ἑκάδημος, Hekademos).