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

How to pronounce Academic?

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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. Paul Kleutz:

    We are actively working with multiple academic, patient and industry groups to further the field of patient-reported outcome measurement in oncology.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    If an academic qualification had ever importance or value in people’s life, then we would have neither seen so much cases of pitiable financial position or plight of teachers & writers nor so many cases of school or college drop-outs reaching to the topmost height as the owner or head of the organization

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    One can realize a reality The world media play and picture as an open market of press and speech that a majority enjoys the open markets, where one finds the cheapest, but low-quality materials, which no one bothers. Conversely, the specialty shops that decorate and sell expensive and quality materials; a few ones visit that since both factors logically depend on one's capacity and power of perches. Similarly, each field defines and holds such stage and level in the sense of competency, whether financial, qualification, vision, or ability to approach the point. In this prospect; indeed, one experiences, in the literature of all forms and categories that, the mass of minds reads low and senseless writings; whereas, neglect and disdain the academic and visionary writing and subject. The distinction that describes and shows the natural human history, which never prevails skill and wisdom that becomes authentic, quotable, and worthy quotation for all the times.

  4. Khalid Khan:

    Steer clear of fiction in your profile, written information could come back to bite you, bear in mind that likeability is more attractive than academic achievement and that a profile that appears genuine is more likely to generate interest.

  5. Steven McCullough:

    To the extent they can, districts and schools are asking more from parents to support academic and non-academic expenses.

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