academic

[ak-uh-dem-ik]
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adjective

noun


Origin of academic

1580–90; < Latin Acadēmicus < Greek Akadēmeikós. See academy, academe, -ic
Related formsan·ti·ac·a·dem·ic, adjective, nounin·ter·ac·a·dem·ic, adjectivenon·ac·a·dem·ic, adjective, nounpro·ac·a·dem·ic, adjectivepseu·do·ac·a·dem·ic, adjectivequa·si-ac·a·dem·ic, adjectivesem·i·ac·a·dem·ic, adjectivesub·ac·a·dem·ic, adjectiveun·ac·a·dem·ic, adjective

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academic

adjective

belonging or relating to a place of learning, esp a college, university, or academy
of purely theoretical or speculative interestan academic argument
excessively concerned with intellectual matters and lacking experience of practical affairs
(esp of a schoolchild) having an aptitude for study
conforming to set rules and traditions; conventionalan academic painter
relating to studies such as languages, philosophy, and pure science, rather than applied, technical, or professional studies

noun

a member of a college or university
Derived Formsacademically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for anti-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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