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

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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. Jennifer Sclafani:

    In general, Trump's rhetorical style as president can be seen as an extension of President Trump style as an executive in the business world. This is especially apparent when we compare President Trump style to previous presidents and President Trump opponents in the 2016 election, by contrast, others come off as overly hesitant, academic, or wonkish. President Trump doesn't bother to get bogged down by details... President Trump presents President Trump as a visionary type of leader, focused solely on President Trump vision for the future of the country.

  2. Megan Kuhfeld:

    It's kind of a double whammy of starting to forget and losing that kind of academic mindset of being out of school, and missing out on a couple of important months of instruction, come fall... teachers may have students in their classrooms who are grade levels apart in their learning.

  3. Mark Kutney:

    The hearth is significant as something of the University’s early academic years, the original arch above the opening will have to be reconstructed, but we hope to present the remainder of the hearth as essentially unrestored, preserving its evidence of use.

  4. Steven McCullough:

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

  5. Professor Freyd:

    It's the duty of faculty members to speak openly and honestly based on the extent to which they have expertise or information on a topic, our primary responsibility is to produce knowledge and to teach knowledge and that's why academic freedom is so important. If my job is to reveal the underlying truth of things and to teach that truth, if I see something that looks problematic, I speak honestly about it.

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