• (RP) IPA: /ˌæ.kəˈdiː.mɪ.ə/, enPR: ă'kədēʹmēə
  • (GA) IPA: /ˌæk.əˈdi.mi.ə/, /ˌæk.əˈdi.mjə/, /ˌæk.əˈdɛ.mjə/

academia (uncountable)

  1. (collective) The scientific and cultural community engaged in higher education and research, taken as a whole. [from 1956]
    Academia continues to provide scientific education, despite attempts to turn it into a system of professional schooling.
  2. Continuous study at higher education institutions; scholarship.
    Not every university graduate wishes to pursue academia.
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