What does Academic mean?

Definitions for Academic
ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪkAca·dem·ic

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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  2. academic(Noun)

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  3. academic(Noun)

    A person who attends an academy.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  4. academic(Noun)

    One who is academic in practice.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  5. academic(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  6. academic(Adjective)

    Pertaining to or characteristic of a school.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  7. academic(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  8. academic(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  9. academic(Adjective)

    Conforming to set rules and traditions; conventional; formalistic.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  10. academic(Adjective)

    Having an aptitude for study.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  11. academic(Adjective)

    Having no practical importance.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  12. academic(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  13. academic(Adjective)

    Theoretical or speculative.

    I have always had an academic interest in hacking.

    Etymology: * 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.

Editors Contribution

  1. academic

    Relating to education.

    The academic calendar is different to an ordinary calendar.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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

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How to say Academic in sign language?

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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

Examples of Academic in a Sentence

  1. Jane Buchan:

    Women need to outperform significantly in order to have the same asset levels as men who perform worse, with this sort of outcome, which can be shown in academic studies and what many women perceive from their own interactions with investors, why try?

  2. Pat Cipollone:

    As for the hearing scheduled for December 4, we cannot fairly be expected to participate in a hearing while the witnesses are yet to be named and while it remains unclear whether the Judiciary Committee will afford the president a fair process through additional hearings, more importantly, an invitation to an academic discussion with law professors does not begin to provide the President with any semblance of a fair process. Accordingly, under the current circumstances, we do not intend to participate in your Wednesday hearing.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A private sector employer who claims to be not getting right & bright employees and blames the academic institution for not churning out employable grads, should just show practically first if any sincere, hardworking and talented person could actually grow to high position with big designation & deserved remuneration in its own organization.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A person who blames the academic institution for not churning out much talents should just show everyone a private sector organization which even appreciates correctly an intelligent, forget about his increment and promotion.

  5. Diana Lawrence:

    Dartmouth is and will remain committed to robust debate, respectful dialogue, and discussion, with the understanding that such interactions will sometimes be difficult or disagreeable, as an academic community, we are committed to free speech and open inquiry in all matters. Our students, faculty, and staff enjoy the freedom to speak, write, listen and challenge ideas in pursuit of better learning and understanding.

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