academic

[ak-uh-dem-ik]
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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 nonacademic

nonacademic

adjective

not related to, involved in, or trained in academic disciplines

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 nonacademic

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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