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

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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But things changed when Puerto Rican junior Robert Soto, who hit the game-winning shot vs. Oak Ridge, became academically eligible in mid-January and senior standout Sean Halloran returned from a broken hand one game later. Buddy Collings,, "Can Oak Ridge learn a lesson from loss? Can anybody stop Leesburg? | Boys basketball playoff preview," 10 Feb. 2018 My benchmark for success was my older brother, who had always been outstanding both academically and at debate. SELF, "How Intuitive Eating Helped Me Stop Counting Calories and Following Impossible Food Rules," 24 Aug. 2018 Many experts regard extreme screen time as a negative force academically and socially. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Borsuk: What would Mister Rogers say about the images of kids at the southern border?," 22 June 2018 During his speech, Principal Andrew O’Brien talked about the records students set, both academically and athletically. Hayley Harding,, "Silly And Serious Mix At Simsbury High School Graduation," 19 June 2018 His players have rarely been in trouble and typically do well academically. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "Why money, if not salary, could be TCU's problem when it comes to keeping Schlossnagle," 29 May 2018 Covenant had 10 players to start the season, but one was ruled academically ineligible. Mike Hutton,, "Hutton: With only nine players, it's a whole different ballgame for the Covenant Christian baseball team," 11 May 2018 The 2005-'06 team started 4-0 in the Big Ten and 14-2 overall, but freshman reserve Marcus Landry and sophomore reserve Greg Stiemsma were declared academically ineligible for the second semester. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "UW guard Brad Davison, teammates look past pain of Big Ten tournament defeat and see promise in the future," 3 Mar. 2018 Thompson was not on scholarship last season, and was ruled academically ineligible the year before. Tim Bielik,, "Former Ohio State defensive tackle Dylan Thompson transferring to Virginia," 24 Feb. 2018

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circa 1626, in the meaning defined above

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