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definition of the word academic

by the Wiktionnary

Latin academicus: compare French académique. See academy.

academic (comparative more academic, superlative most academic)

Positive
academic

Comparative
more academic

Superlative
most academic

  1. Belonging to the school or philosophy of Plato; as, the academic sect or philosophy.
  2. Belonging to an academy or other higher institution of learning.
    • academic courses - Warburton
    • academical study - Berkeley
  3. Being scholarly; literary or classical, in distinction from scientific.
  4. Conforming to set rules and traditions.
  5. Having an aptitude for study.
  6. (pejorative) Having no practical importance.


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