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. Craig Singleton:

    Not all academic collaboration with China carries risk, but Confucius Institutes do much more than simply provide language training.

  2. Andy Stone:

    This test is part of our larger work to assess ways to provide resources and support to people on Facebook who may have engaged with or were exposed to extremist content, or may know someone who is at risk, we are partnering with NGOs and academic experts in this space and hope to have more to share in the future.

  3. 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.

  4. Rachel Dolezal:

    I could have a long conversation, an academic conversation about that. I don't know. I just feel like I didn't mislead anybody; I didn't deceive anybody.

  5. Eli Friedman:

    The wave of repression we're in is not just the last few weeks. It's a very conscious strategy on the park of the state to close a space for academic freedom.

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