academic

[ ak-uh-dem-ik ]
/ ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪk /

adjective

noun

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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 forms of academic

academically, adverb
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