academic

[ ak-uh-dem-ik ]
/ ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪk /

adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. acacia avenue,
  2. acad.,
  3. academe,
  4. academese,
  5. academia,
  6. academic costume,
  7. academic dress,
  8. academic freedom,
  9. academic gown,
  10. academic rank

Origin of academic

1580–90; < Latin Acadēmicus < Greek Akadēmeikós. See academy, academe, -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for academic

academic

/ (ˌækəˈdɛmɪk) /

adjective

noun

a member of a college or university
Derived Formsacademically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for academic

academic

adj.

1580s, "relating to an academy," also "collegiate, scholarly," from Latin academicus "of the Academy," from academia (see academy). Meaning "theoretical, not practical, not leading to a decision" (such as university debates or classroom legal exercises) is from 1886. Academic freedom is attested from 1901. Related: Academically.

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