Definitions for Academic
ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪkaca·dem·ic
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Academic.
academician, academic, faculty memberadjective
an educator who works at a college or university
associated with academia or an academy
"the academic curriculum"; "academic gowns"
hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result
"an academic discussion"; "an academic question"
academic, donnish, pedanticadjective
marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
A member of the Academy; a follower of Plato, a Platonist.
A member of an academy, college, or university; an academician.
A person who attends an academy.
One who is academic in practice.
Belonging to an academy or other higher institution of learning; also a scholarly society or organization.
Pertaining to or characteristic of a school.
Belonging to the school or philosophy of Plato; as, the academic sect or philosophy.
Being scholarly; literary or classical, in distinction from scientific.
Conforming to set rules and traditions; conventional; formalistic.
Having an aptitude for study.
Having no practical importance.
To be so scholarly as to be unaware of the outside world.
Theoretical or speculative.
I have always had an academic interest in hacking.
Etymology: * First attested in 1588.
An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary or tertiary higher learning (and generally also research or honorary membership). The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill, north of Athens, Greece.
Academic refers to anything related to education, learning, research, and scholarship conducted within an educational institution such as a school, college, or university. It involves the pursuit of knowledge, intellectual growth, and critical thinking through formal study, classes, lectures, and research activities. Academic pursuits are generally structured, systematic, and guided by the principles of evidence-based reasoning, rigor, and objectivity.
alt. of Academical
one holding the philosophy of Socrates and Plato; a Platonist
a member of an academy, college, or university; an academician
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ak-ad-em′ik, n. a Platonic philosopher: a student in a college. [See Academy.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
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.
Relating to education.
The academic calendar is different to an ordinary calendar.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Academic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2149
Rank popularity for the word 'Academic' in Adjectives Frequency: #288
The numerical value of Academic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Academic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Syverud said in a statement. RECRUITING HIT : The NCAA penalties included the reduction of three men's basketball scholarships a year for four years and recruiting restrictions will be enforced for two years. Jim Boeheim has what is regarded as the best recruiting class in Jim Boeheim long tenure coming in the fall. In its decision, The NCAA indicated that Syracuse can delay the scholarship reductions by one year in the case of any student-athletes that have a financial agreement with the university. Syracuse loses only Rakeem Christmas from this year's team and is at the 13-scholarship limit for 2015-16. MIDDLING MAN : The NCAA said several violations involved students and staff. The report added that academic violations stemmed from the director of basketball operations, who was hand-picked by Jim Boeheim to address academic matters and ended up violating academic integrity.'' The rule's pretty clear, the head coach has a duty to monitor activities in his program. Jim Boeheim did dispute that Jim Boeheim should be held accountable. There was controversy over that. It( the charge) was not effectively rebutted at all.
The academic mind can eat away the very basis of its own assurance ... produce contortions when it tries to bend over backward ... allow itself to be dismayed by the picture it has created of relentless historical process.
Knowledge without know-how is sterile. We use the word 'academic' in a pejorative sense to identify this limitation.
But when we see an association between maternal higher (blood sugar) in pregnancy and worse offspring academic achievement we cannot say that there is cause and effect, while the authors try to adjust for the effect of parental education on child educational performance, there may be other factors that influence offspring academic achievement.
By academic freedom I understand the right to search for truth and to publish and teach what one holds to be true. This right implies also a duty one must not conceal any part of what on has recognized to be true. It is evident that any restriction on academic freedom acts in such a way as to hamper the dissemination of knowledge among the people and thereby impedes national judgment and action.
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- acadèmicCatalan, Valencian
- πλατωνιστής, πλατωνικός, ακαδημαϊκός, θεωρητικόςGreek
- teórico, escolar, académicoSpanish
- yliopistollinen, teoreettinen, akateemikko, akateeminenFinnish
- academiala, akademialaIdo
- プラトン学派の人, 大学, 大学生, 学問, プラトン学派, 人文的, 学生, 非現実的, 学者Japanese
- academisch, academicus, universitairDutch
- akademikarNorwegian Nynorsk
- akademiker, akademiskNorwegian
- irrelevante, teórico, acadêmico, platônicoPortuguese
- universitară, universitar, academic, academicăRomanian
- академический, университетскийRussian
- akademisk, akademikerSwedish
- học tậpVietnamese
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