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[ak-uh-dem-i-kuh l] /ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪ kəl/
academicals, academic costume.
Origin of academical
First recorded in 1580-90; academic + -al1
Related forms
academically, adverb
interacademically, adverb
nonacademical, adjective
nonacademically, adverb
nonacademicalness, noun
pseudoacademically, adverb
quasi-academically, adverb
semiacademical, adjective
semiacademically, adverb
subacademical, adjective
subacademically, adverb
unacademical, adjective
unacademically, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • We learn first to play with it academically, as the magnet was once a toy.

    Essays, First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • academically, he intended to be wise in Egyptology; humanely, simply one of the guards.

    My Life Josiah Flynt
  • He was a soldier, not academically cultivated, and thus a kind of "Philistine."

    The Growth of a Soul August Strindberg
  • "I'm not an authority on celestial geography," she said cautiously, academically.

    A Woman's Place Mark Irvin Clifton
  • Most people know it, academically, but very few ever give the fact any actual consideration.

    Skylark Three Edward Elmer Smith

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