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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A style of writing held to be characteristic of those in institutions of higher learning.

Usage examples (23)
  • Noun : a presumably scholarly article written in incomprehensible academese
  • The paper's advice: focus on the inventors behind the intellectual property, be ready to make a deal, and excise "academese" from your business plan.
  • Clever but accessible, Wallace eschews what he calls "academese," and even when using words like "belletristic" or "ethicopolitical" he sounds neither confusing nor...
  • "Hey, I was just talking academese, honey," I said. for more
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