academic


academic

adjective

Definition of ACADEMIC

1
of or relating to schooling or learning especially at an advanced level <If you spent more time in academic pursuits and less time in social ones, you could easily make good grades, the dean told Valerie>
2
very learned or educated but inexperienced in practical matters <academic thinkers who have no understanding of realpolitik>
3
existing only as an assumption or speculation <your arguments are merely academic—such a worst-case scenario is unlikely to ever occur>
Antonyms actual, factual, real

Variants of ACADEMIC

academic also academical

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