ac·​a·​dem·​i·​cal·​ly | \ ˌa-kə-ˈde-mi-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce academically (audio) \

Definition of academically

: in an academic way : with regard to formal studies or academics doing well academically academically advanced students And it has made them more appealing to colleges, which have grown more welcoming as they find that homeschoolers do fine academically.— Linda Perlstein … fans and coaches at academically elite institutions would say that, yes, they were handicapped by stricter admissions policies, but in the long run, brains win out over brawn.— Mark Bechtel

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Last May, the board hired Austin Beutner, a former investment banker and Los Angeles Times publisher, to turn around the financially and academically struggling district. WSJ, "L.A.’s Teachers Union Can’t Do Simple Math," 4 Jan. 2019 Some gain the freshman 15, others mismanage their time and struggle academically, and many drink too much. WSJ, "Dissecting the College Scandal," 12 Feb. 2019 Since publishing his controversial paper, Avi Loeb has run a nearly nonstop media circuit, embracing the celebrity that comes from being perhaps the most academically distinguished E.T. enthusiast of his time. Avi Selk, The Seattle Times, "Harvard’s top astronomer says an alien ship may be among us – and he doesn’t care what his colleagues think," 4 Feb. 2019 Another was that black students in predominantly white classrooms did better academically than black students with similar characteristics in predominantly black classrooms. Jackson Toby, WSJ, "Left-Wing Politics and the Decline of Sociology," 25 Jan. 2019 The school also excels academically and has been ranked as by U.S. News and World Report among the top high schools in the country. Melanie Burney,, "Haddonfield boys' lacrosse player accused of using racial slur, prompts state bias investigation," 11 May 2018 Many principals see taking a sequence of career and technical education courses as the last option for middle-of-the-road students who plan to go to college but don't necessarily excel academically. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "High school principals: New graduation requirements could hurt kids," 12 Jan. 2018 One has a hypothetical risk score that indicates the embryo is at high risk for struggling academically in school. Amy Dockser Marcus, WSJ, "Is It Ethical to Choose Your Baby’s Eye Color?," 2 Oct. 2018 Both William and Harry made lifelong friends there, although it’s been reported that Harry struggled academically because of his dyslexia. Marcia Moody, Town & Country, "Here's What Prince George and Princess Charlotte's Royal Education Will Entail," 26 Aug. 2018

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circa 1626, in the meaning defined above

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