academic

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[Ac`a*demĀ·ic]

Something that is academic is related to school. Your parents might want to spend less time playing video games and more time focusing on academic pursuits. The noun academic refers to a professor or scholar.

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One holding the philosophy of Socrates and Plato; a Platonist.

Noun
an educator who works at a college or university

Adjective S.
hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result; "an academic discussion"; "an academic question"

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

Adjective
associated with academia or an academy; "the academic curriculum"; "academic gowns"


a.
Alt. of Academical

n.
One holding the philosophy of Socrates and Plato; a Platonist.

n.
A member of an academy, college, or university; an academician.


Academic

Ac`a*dem"ic, n. 1. One holding the philosophy of Socrates and Plato; a Platonist. Hume. 2. A member of an academy, college, or university; an academician.

One holding the philosophy of Socrates and Plato; a Platonist.

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Usage Examples

I'm not into politics but I am committed to a cause: ensuring design technology and engineering stays on the U.K. curriculum, alongside science and maths - grounding abstract theory, merging the practical with the academic.

Academic qualifications are important and so is financial education. They're both important and schools are forgetting one of them.

An arts education helps build academic skills and increase academic performance, while also providing alternative opportunities to reward the skills of children who learn differently.

A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible 'lifestyles' turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind.

Great research universities must insist on independence from government and on the exercise of academic freedom.

I don't believe in firing professors. They have academic freedom.

I have to keep up with the scientific literature as part of my job, but increasingly I found myself reading things that weren't really relevant to my academic work, but were relevant to gardening.

I brought together experts from health care, business, academic institutions, and the community to develop a comprehensive blueprint for eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health care in the City of Boston.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

I hope telling stories though 'Making a Difference' - as in my academic work and nonprofit work - will help me to live my grandmother's adage of 'Life is not about what happens to you, but about what you do with what happens to you.'

I wanted to get to that aesthetic proposition that comes out of learning the human elements of a world, so that those notes and rhythms mean something to you besides just the academic way in which they fall in place.

I was born to a Nigerian dad and a Kenyan mom, and coming to the States was really academic.

Honestly, I didn't have the patience for biology or history in an academic sense, but I always liked the kind of big questions.

I was in three academic clubs, a huge book worm and the teacher's pet. I was kind of an easy target for bullies.

I don't think academic writing ever was wonderful. However, science used to be much less specialized.

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their classes.

I feel lucky because I was a nerd, which I talk about in the book, but I had academic success, so through that, because that's what my parents put a great deal of value on, I had a great childhood because I sort of fulfilled the expectations of being good at school.

Four years of football are calculated to breed in the average man more of the ingredients of success in life than almost any academic course he takes.

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