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.

  2. academicnoun

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

  3. academicnoun

    A person who attends an academy.

  4. academicnoun

    One who is academic in practice.

  5. academicadjective

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

  6. academicadjective

    Pertaining to or characteristic of a school.

  7. academicadjective

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

  8. academicadjective

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

  9. academicadjective

    Conforming to set rules and traditions; conventional; formalistic.

  10. academicadjective

    Having an aptitude for study.

  11. academicadjective

    Having no practical importance.

  12. academicadjective

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

  13. academicadjective

    Theoretical or speculative.

    I have always had an academic interest in hacking.

  14. 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. Hedy Chang:

    I'm not worried about the legal implication, i'm worried about kids' well-being and academic outcomes.

  2. Aleksandr Kogan:

    This has been a very painful experience, because, when I entered into all of this, Facebook was a close ally, i was thinking this would be helpful to my academic career and my relationship with Facebook. It has very clearly done the complete opposite.

  3. Mayim Bialik:

    It is an incredible honor to guest host Jeopardy!, i was raised in a very creative and academic family, but it wasn't until high school that I fell in love with science, and that love led me to a Ph.D. in neuroscience. I so appreciate that ‘Jeopardy!’ is a show that tests all aspects of intellect and allows the brightest minds to shine.

  4. Chancellor Timothy White:

    First and foremost is the health, safety and welfare of our students, faculty and staff, and the evolving data surrounding the progression of Covid-19 -- current and as forecast throughout the 2020-21 academic year.

  5. Andrew Ferguson:

    All police departments should seek mechanisms of accountability and transparency. Accountability through academic studies and reports is beneficial, but there is no real substitute for local democratic accountability in a public and transparent forum.

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