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academic

[ ak-uh-dem-ik ]
/ ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪk /
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adjective
noun
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Origin of academic

First recorded in 1580–90; from Latin Acadēmicus, from Greek Akadēmeikós. See academy, academe, -ic

synonym study for academic

5. See formal1.

OTHER WORDS FROM academic

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How to use academic in a sentence

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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