What does Academic mean?

Definitions for Academic
ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪkAca·dem·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. academician, academic, faculty memberadjective

    an educator who works at a college or university

  2. academicadjective

    associated with academia or an academy

    "the academic curriculum"; "academic gowns"

  3. academicadjective

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

    "an academic discussion"; "an academic question"

  4. academic, donnish, pedanticadjective

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

Wiktionary

  1. academicnoun

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  2. academicnoun

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  3. academicnoun

    A person who attends an academy.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  4. academicnoun

    One who is academic in practice.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  5. academicadjective

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  6. academicadjective

    Pertaining to or characteristic of a school.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  7. academicadjective

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  8. academicadjective

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  9. academicadjective

    Conforming to set rules and traditions; conventional; formalistic.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  10. academicadjective

    Having an aptitude for study.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  11. academicadjective

    Having no practical importance.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  12. academicadjective

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

  13. academicadjective

    Theoretical or speculative.

    I have always had an academic interest in hacking.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1588.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Academicadjective

    alt. of Academical

  2. Academicnoun

    one holding the philosophy of Socrates and Plato; a Platonist

  3. Academicnoun

    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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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. Marcia Greenberger:

    Too many girls are being refused the chance to reap the positive benefits that extend beyond the playing field, the stark statistics represent lost opportunities that would have enriched girls' high school experience and boosted their academic performance and overall health.

  2. Steven Quay:

    World Health Organization can not draw a conclusion of that magnitude without knowing the minds of the people, the difference between academic research and a bioweapon is in the minds of the person in the lab.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Before becoming a notable writer, one studies and reads the classic and academic writings to qualify such a level of notability and authenticity.

  4. Brett Cohen:

    There is a direct correlation between efforts to boycott and divest from Sanction Israel on campus and increased hate crimes against Jews, including swastikas painted on Jewish centers and fraternities, Jewish students being harassed and intimidated, and several cases of outright violence, the pseudo-academic delegitimizaton of Sanction Israel fuels this fire, and has created a situation where some pro-Israel students are afraid to voice their opinions in the classroom.

  5. Dale Kuska:

    Matters of questionable academic conduct are not the norm on campus, but this case was handled as any other similar case would be, we followed our instructions, as written, during the adjudication and Honor Board procedures, through the resubmission and acceptance of the thesis.

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