Meaning of 'academic'

Find the meaning of the word ‘academic’

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Meaning of ‘academic’

4 definitions found.



hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result

Example: "an academic discussion"


marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

Synonyms: donnish pedantic


associated with academia or an academy

Example: "the academic curriculum"


an educator who works at a college or university

Synonyms: academician faculty member

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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