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academic

ac·a·dem·ic

academic

 
pronunciation:
ae k de mihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or concerning a school or university.
Universities are academic institutions.
synonyms:
collegiate, scholastic
similar words:
educational, institutional, pedagogical
definition 2: lacking immediate practical value; theoretical.
This entire discussion is purely academic.
synonyms:
hypothetical, moot, speculative, theoretical, unrealistic
similar words:
abstract, immaterial, impractical, irrelevant, philosophical, useless, utopian, visionary
definition 3: having to do with scholarship or disciplined study.
She should spend more time on her academic work and less on sports.
synonyms:
educated, learned, lettered, scholarly
similar words:
bookish, cultured, donnish, erudite, intellectual, knowledgeable, literary, scientific, studious, versed, well-read, well-versed
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a teacher at a college or university.
Some academics receive fairly low salaries.He's just a stuffy old academic like me!
synonyms:
don, instructor, lecturer, master, professor, teacher, tutor
similar words:
academician, docent, doctor, educator, fellow, pedagogue, preceptor, scholar, scholastic, schoolman, schoolteacher
derivation: academically (adv.)
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  education, knowledge