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  • n. A formal or artificial form of communicating prevalent in institutes of higher education.


From academe +‎ -ese (“language of”) (Wiktionary)



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  • OED: The style or language of academic scholarship; dry academicalism.

    Frankly, the word "academese" is, itself, academese, because it would be used nowhere else but in the academy in lengthy papers analyzing the academy.

    September 27, 2008