academic

[ ak-uh-dem-ik ]
/ ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪk /
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adjective

noun

Origin of academic

1580–90; < Latin Acadēmicus < Greek Akadēmeikós. See academy, academe, -ic
SYNONYMS FOR academic
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-academic

academic

/ (ˌækəˈdɛmɪk) /

adjective

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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