academia : Common Errors in English

About academia

Although some academics are undoubtedly nuts, the usual English-language pronunciation of “academia” does not rhyme with “macadamia.” The third syllable is pronounced “deem.” Just say “academe” and add “ee-yuh.”However, there’s an interesting possibility if you go with “ack-uh-DAME-ee-yuh: although some people will sneer at your lack of sophistication, others will assume you’re using the Latin pronunciation and being learned.

academia Meaning(s)

  • (n) the academic world

academia in News

  1. Chicago’s data chief bids farewell

    Chicago’s first data officer is departing public service for a job in academia. Brett Goldstein, who has worked with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s team since he was elected, is the city’s first Chief Data Officer and Chief Information officer for the Department of Innovation and Technology (DOIT). Last month, it was revealed that Goldstein would depart the mayor’s administration for a position at ...
    on June 15, 2013 Source: WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

  2. BOE Deputy Governor Paul Tucker to leave this year

    LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Bank of England Deputy Governor Paul Tucker will leave the central bank later this year to spend "a period of time in academia in the United States," the bank said on Friday. Tucker was considered one of the likely candidates for becoming the new Governor after Mervyn King, but missed out on securing the job to Mark Carney, who takes over in July. The BOE said in the ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Market Watch

  3. AstraZeneca taps outside experts to screen cancer compounds

    LONDON (Reuters) - British drugmaker AstraZeneca is deepening its collaboration with academia by roping in more outside researchers to help to find new cancer drugs. Scientists at the Cancer Research UK Paterson Institute for Cancer Research at the University of Manchester will use the company's compounds as a starting point to hunt for potential new drugs, the partners said on Friday. The ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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