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. Ivanka Trump:

    We have been conducting interagency meetings to understand the scope of the issue (of human trafficking), as well as gathering recommendations from the academic, public and private sector, today, we bring an additional and critical group to the table, legislative leaders, to discuss concrete steps through legislation.

  2. 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

  3. Dale Kuska:

    Matters of questionable academic conduct are not the norm on campus, but this case was handled as any other similar case would be, we followed our instructions, as written, during the adjudication and Honor Board procedures, through the resubmission and acceptance of the thesis.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Why most people and especially the girls prefer film actors and actresses photos to display their affection, is it the weakness or phobia? Why do they not choose academic and prominent literary figures to show their soberness!

  5. 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.

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