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English

Etymology

Latin academicus: compare French académique. See academy.

Pronunciation

Adjective

Academic (comparative more Academic, superlative most Academic)

Positive
Academic

Comparative
more Academic

Superlative
most Academic

  1. Belonging to an academy or other higher institution of learning.
  2. Belonging to the school or philosophy of Plato; as, the academic sect or philosophy.
  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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Noun

Singular
Academic

Plural
Academics

Academic (plural Academics)
  1. A member of an academy, college, or university; an academician.
  2. A person who attends an academy.
  3. One holding the philosophy of Socrates and Plato; a Platonist.

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Interlingua

Adjective

academic

  1. academic

Romanian

Adjective

academic (academică f., academici m. pl., academice f. pl.)

  1. Academic m.ar:academic

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