"Academia is a collective term for the scientific and cultural community engaged in higher education and peer-reviewed research, taken as a whole." -wikipedia

To put it frankly, academians (those who are in the field of academia) have the ability, and often do take anything which a regular person can describe in a few simple steps, and turn it into a 20 page guidebook comprised entirely of unnecissary information, not to mention they will have 20 different terms for the same thing without having any indication that those 20 things are just the same thing, and thus it will take you days to decode it back into those few simple steps.
"On Intellectual Craftsmanship

Before you are through with any piece of work,
no matter how indirectly on occasion, orient it
to the central and continuing task of
understanding the structure and the drift, the
shaping and the meanings, of your own period,
the terrible and magnificent world of human
society in the second half of the twentieth
century" - Typical Statement by a professor in Academia.
by Devildude October 18, 2006
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An aesthetic that is inspired by old and classic literature/philosophy, as well as themes of existentialism and death (essentially a knowledgeable, vintage emo). It revolves around a dark color scheme as the name implies, with hints of earthy tones as well, such as navy green, burgundy, cream, and brown/beige. This whole aesthetic is about looking like a wise-cracking, pretentious scholar, so you'd usually see one wearing plaid or suede dress pants, knitted turtlenecks, black belts, blazers, baggy overcoats, dress shoes/black heels, and pocket watches/gold vintage watches. You will occasionally find one lounging around in a used bookstore, reading old classics and writing poetry, or in a vintage coffee shop, ordering a black coffee or a green tea with no sugar.
"Wow, look at her blazer. And those Oxford flats! She's totally emulating the Dark Academia aesthetic!"
by whyisaravenlikeawritingdesk? August 14, 2019
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Dark academia is the unofficial term for a genre of fiction with stories that revolve around an academic campus. In literature, it’s recognized with the title campus or academic novel. Film has no term for it yet.

Dark academia works contain elements of satire, tragedy, and philosophy. They tend to promote humanities and liberal arts as passions for their protagonists to pursue. Since dark academia centers around an academic environment with young adults, most of the stories are coming-of-age.

Dark academia criticizes static social attitudes by encouraging new and unique social perspectives represented with its protagonists. Simultaneously, the genre emphasizes how students never truly get prepared for the turbulent reality they face outside their campus, despite a school’s claims to do so.
by fuhcault February 25, 2020
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A person who will do anything in order to get high marks, often sucking up to (or sucking off) the man in the process.

Some ways to become an Academia Whore:
1. Sucking your prof's balls
2. Doing totally boring projects (50 page essays, anyone?) in order to score high marks
3. Not challenging profs when they're wrong
4. Not going out for beer with your buddies to do PDENG

Have you been busy sucking your prof's balls lately? You might be on your way to becoming an Academia Whore.
A: "You're such an Academia Whore, Bill"
B: "Yea I am"

B: "Shlurp Shlurp Shlurp"
Prof: "Oo yea play with my balls, you Academia Whore"

A: "Yo come with us to the bar"
B: "Naah I'm gonna stay home and be an Academia Whore"
by OVERLORD11 February 2, 2011
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The light version of Dark academia. It involves an interest in literature, music, art, history and learning.


Navy Blue
My aesthetic is Light academia
by Kaz00 April 17, 2022
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A completely insane professor. The kind that can't help but weave sex into every lecture and grades as well as a slot machine.
"Professor Winthrop is such an Academia Nut, he spilled coffee on my paper, then tried to dry it off in a microwave and it caught on fire." True Story
by Richard Potsdam November 23, 2007
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A term used in secret societies or cults, it simply refers to higher knowledge or academic enlightenment
Me: U wanna get academia omnilux?
lil kid: Who are u mister?
by MassaJeMama June 30, 2021
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