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adjective | ac·a·dem·ic | \ a-k - de-mik \

variants: or less commonly academical

\ a-k - de-mi-k l\

Popularity: Top 30% of words | Updated on: 14 Feb 2018

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Definition of ACADEMIC 1

nourishment or food and drink

a : of, relating to, or associated with an academy or school especially of higher learning the academic curriculum academic courses b : of or relating to performance in courses of study academic excellence academic achievements c : very learned but inexperienced in practical matters academic thinkers d : based on formal study especially at an institution of higher learning her academic qualifications

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: of or relating to literary or artistic rather than technical or professional studies a region that has both academic and vocational high schools

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a : THEORETICAL, SPECULATIVE a purely academic question b : having no practical or useful significance

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: conforming to the traditions or rules of a school (as of literature or art) or an official academy

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: CONVENTIONAL academic painting

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\a-k-de-mi-k(-)lē\ adverb TRE NDI NG NOW

· an academically gifted student

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Examples of ACADEMIC in a Sentence

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She received awards for her academic achievements.

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I spent my academic career at one school.

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The board set tough academic standards for graduation.

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He was offered a teaching job and decided to return to academic life. His interest in sailing is purely academic. He's not a sailor himself. He's not very academic, but he's good with his hands.

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As a branch of Harris County Department of Education, the division was founded in 1999 with a goal to keep kids safe, help working families and improve academic achievement.

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In 1996, Jeter started the Turn 2 Foundation, a charitable organization which helps children and teenagers avoid drug and alcohol addiction, and rewards those who show high academic achievement and stay out of trouble. — Michelle Kaufman, miamiherald, "Miami Marlins: 25 things you might now know about Derek Jeter | Miami Herald," 23 Dec. 2017

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Selection of the Captains, made by the U-T staff, was based on academic and athletic achievement and overall leadership.

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— P.k. Daniel, sandiegouniontribune.com, "U-T All-Academic Team Captains show excellence in the classroom, on the field," 21 Dec. 2017

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Origin and Etymology of

ACADEMIC Synonyms

ACADEMIC

Synonyms educational, intellectual, scholarly, scholastic

borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French achademique, academique, borrowed from Latin Acadēmicus "of the school of Plato," borrowed from Greek

Antonyms nonacademic, noneducational, unacademic,

Other Education Terms baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

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academic noun

Definition of ACADEMIC

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a : a member (such as a professor) of an institution of learning (such as a university) Both of her parents are academics. b : a person who is academic in background, outlook, or methods

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academics plural, chiefly US : academic subjects : courses of study taken at a school or college He has no interest in academics.

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Examples of ACADEMIC in a Sentence The book appeals to academics and to the general public. He only cares about sports. He has no interest in academics.

Recent Examples of ACADEMIC from the Web Taggart was a great recruiter in the state of Florida, wanted to build a culture centered on football and academics that was different from the previous regime and worked with people Wilcox knew from his journey to becoming FSU’s athletics director. — Safid Deen, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Passion, charisma helped Willie Taggart quickly energize Florida State football program," 8 Feb. 2018 Given the paramountcy of child safety, Pittsburgh’s algorithmic effort to pre-empt child abuse — the brainchild not of contractors peddling proprietary formulas but academics committed to transparency — surely warrants consideration. — Stephen Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "Books by Virginia Eubanks, Jeremy Bailenson, Niall Ferguson," 1 Feb. 2018 The survey by the NABE, a professional association for business economists, academics and others who use economics in the workplace, was released Monday. — Stan Choe, The Seattle Times, "Sales are up for companies, and so are wages, survey says," 28 Jan. 2018

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Other Education Terms

ACADEMIC

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French academique, borrowed from Latin Acadēmicus, noun derivative of Acadēmicus, adjective — more at 1

ACADEMIC Defined for Kids

academic adjective | ac·a·dem·ic | \ a-k - de-mik \

Definition of ACADEMIC for Students 1

: of or relating to schools and education

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: having no practical importance Your question of whether it's better to fly or drive is purely academic since we're not going anywhere.

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— academically \-mi-k-lē\ adverb How is she doing academically?

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Academic | Definition of Academic by Merriam-Webster

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