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Academic Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • an educator who works at a college or university
  • hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result; "an academic discussion"; "an academic question"
  • marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
  • associated with academia or an academy; "the academic curriculum"; "academic gowns"

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • an educator who works at a college or university

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Academic Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Academia is a word for higher education and research. The word comes from the akademeia just outside ancient Athens, where the gymnasium was made famous by Plato.

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'Academic' example sentence in quotations

* 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. - George Will

* By academic freedom I understand the right to search for truth and to publish and teach what one holds to be true. This right implies also a duty one must not conceal any part of what on has recognized to be true. It is evident that any restriction on academic freedom acts in such a way as to hamper the dissemination of knowledge among the people and thereby impedes national judgment and action. - Albert Einstein

* The academic mind can eat away the very basis of its own assurance ... produce contortions when it tries to bend over backward ... allow itself to be dismayed by the picture it has created of relentless historical process. - Herbert Butterfield

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