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  

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  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. Tim Sullivan:

    The observation that some of the topics discussed on the show may differ from popular opinion or various academic analyses affirms that we are furthering a constructive dialogue about health and wellness.

  2. Spiro Agnew:

    [1. ] The era of appeasement must come to an end. The political and social demands that dissidents are making of the universities do not flow from sound basic educational criteria, but from strategic considerations on how to radicalize the student body, polarize the campus and extend the privileged enclaves of student power. [2. ] A concise and clear set of rules for campus conduct should be established, transmitted to incoming freshmen, and enforcedwith immediate expulsion the penalty for serious violations. [3. ] It is folly for universities confronted with their current crisis in our turbulent times to open their doors to thousands of patently unqualified students. [4. ] No negotiations under threat or coercion. [5. ] No amnesty for lawlessness or violence. [6. ] Any organization which publicly declares its intention to violate the rules of an academic community and which carries out that declaration should be barred from campus. [7. ] We must look to how we are raising our children. [8. ] We must look to the university that receives those children. Is it prepared to deal with the challenge of the nondemocratic Left?[9. ] Let us support those courageous administrators, professors and students on our college campuses who are standing up for the traditional rights of the academic community.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I had completed my executive mba degree program, with speciaizations in finance, marketing, and strategy at sawyer business school of suffolk university, boston, over a decade ago. I truly enjoyed studying at suffolk university, not only because of the excellent quality of education, but also for its great location, situated right in the heart of boston, at the world famous beacon hill. I surely learnt many management skills, as well as the outstanding knowledge of effective leadership and a valuable insight into organizational dynamics....these are the skills that essentially enabled me to achieve the best for my organization, both as a technology leader and a people manager alike. the academic perspective that came with my ph.d. was blended beautifully with enhanced business acumen that was instilled during my mba. I am pleased to recommend suffolk university, for her excellent executive mba program at sawyer business school, wholeheart

  4. Mark Levin:

    The Democrat Party doesn't believe in speech and that's the whole point of this book, ‘American Marxism.’ We have these elements in this country that are embracing the totalitarianism of an Americanized form of Marxism, it’s on our college campuses, where academic freedom is really a joke, free speech on the internet is really a joke. More and more of our liberties are being smothered, and somebody needs to bring attention to it, needs to give it the right name and needs to talk about how we confront it. And that's the point of the book.

  5. Ron DeSantis:

    Now, anyone can spout conservative rhetoric. We can sit around and have academic debates about conservative policy, but the question is, when the Klieg lights get hot, when the left comes after you : Will you stay strong or will you fold ?

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