What does academic mean?

Definitions for academicˌæk əˈdɛm ɪk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word academic.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. academician, academic, faculty member(adj)

    an educator who works at a college or university

  2. academic(adj)

    associated with academia or an academy

    "the academic curriculum"; "academic gowns"

  3. academic(adj)

    hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result

    "an academic discussion"; "an academic question"

  4. academic, donnish, pedantic(adj)

    marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

Wiktionary

  1. academic(Noun)

    A member of the Academy; a follower of Plato, a Platonist.

  2. academic(Noun)

    A member of an academy, college, or university; an academician.

  3. academic(Noun)

    A person who attends an academy.

  4. academic(Noun)

    One who is academic in practice.

  5. academic(Adjective)

    Belonging to an academy or other higher institution of learning; also a scholarly society or organization.

  6. academic(Adjective)

    Pertaining to or characteristic of a school.

  7. academic(Adjective)

    Belonging to the school or philosophy of Plato; as, the academic sect or philosophy.

  8. academic(Adjective)

    Being scholarly; literary or classical, in distinction from scientific.

  9. academic(Adjective)

    Conforming to set rules and traditions; conventional; formalistic.

  10. academic(Adjective)

    Having an aptitude for study.

  11. academic(Adjective)

    Having no practical importance.

  12. academic(Adjective)

    To be so scholarly as to be unaware of the outside world.

  13. academic(Adjective)

    Theoretical or speculative.

    I have always had an academic interest in hacking.

  14. Origin: * First attested in 1588.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Academic(adj)

    alt. of Academical

  2. Academic(noun)

    one holding the philosophy of Socrates and Plato; a Platonist

  3. Academic(noun)

    a member of an academy, college, or university; an academician

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Academic

    ak-ad-em′ik, n. a Platonic philosopher: a student in a college. [See Academy.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. academic

    1. Of, or pertaining to, fossils; vegetative; parasitic; the opposite of change, viable, evolution. 2. Relating to a society that promotes the love of the static and the immobile. 3. Apish, parrot-like, phonographic.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'academic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2149

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'academic' in Adjectives Frequency: #288

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of academic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of academic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Images & Illustrations of academic

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