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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Biggest accomplishment so far: Taking three advanced placement classes and just being able to challenge myself academically. Susan Demar Lafferty And Donna Vickroy, Daily Southtown, "More amazing high school graduates: Part 2 of our salute to the Southland's class of 2018," 18 May 2018 Aguilar announced after the science fair controversy that the district would review academically challenging programs to assess if changes are needed to ensure access for all students. Diana Lambert And Anita Chabria, sacbee, "Parents and students seek answers after ‘Race and IQ’ controversy at McClatchy High | The Sacramento Bee," 21 Feb. 2018 Three-star defensive end Isaiah Forte committed and signed with UAB during his ceremony but will enroll at Northeast Mississippi Community College after failing to qualify academically for the 2018 season., "Recapping UAB's 2018 National Signing Day results," 7 Feb. 2018 Entering the spring semester of his senior year, DeQuinton needed three A's and two B's to qualify academically for a football scholarship. Mac Engel, star-telegram, "Raped by age 9 and a mom at 13, now she's a college grad — and her baby is a Dallas Cowboy," 29 May 2018 That's great, of course, but one of the reasons that Will appeared to turn things around academically? Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Prince William Threw Himself Into School as a Distraction When Princess Diana Died," 2 Mar. 2019 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

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First Known Use of academically

circa 1626, in the meaning defined above

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