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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Taking their public character seriously, many of these schools consciously favor local, less academically successful students over the applicants who would boost their US News and World Report rankings. James P. Sutton, National Review, "Fixing the College-Dropout Problem," 9 Aug. 2019 Learn4Life is a statewide network of charter schools that caters to disadvantaged and academically struggling students. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Judge orders two more Learn4Life charter school centers to close in San Diego," 8 Aug. 2019 For the past month, Brookline has been embroiled in an emotional debate over whether kindergarten has become too academically demanding, causing anxiety levels of 5- and 6-year-olds to climb. James Vaznis,, "In Brookline, there’s a worry that kindergarten has lost its joy," 9 July 2019 Up next: Still has a year left of high school, but would like to run at a school that challenges him both academically and athletically. Shawn Mcfarland,, "2019 All-Courant boys outdoor track athlete of the year: Robbie Cozean, Xavier," 10 July 2019 Another Valiant parent, Theresa Rivera, says her 7-year-old son suffered socially and academically in brick-and-mortar schools. San Diego Union-Tribune, "‘Home school charters’ let families use state dollars to buy Disneyland tickets, horseback riding lessons and more," 16 June 2019 Many still struggle academically, but the improvement is noteworthy, as most city students lag behind expectations in math. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "New Math Curriculum Counts for This New York City School," 15 June 2019 Jones wanted to see their reaction to the campus and the plan the Cardinal coaches had for him athletically and academically. Shotgun Spratling,, "Narbonne cornerback Brandon Jones is already thinking big about his future at Stanford," 14 June 2019 And Christian is floundering about emotionally and academically, a weak vessel leaking ethics and empathy. Chuck Yarborough,, "Most terrifying part of ‘Midsommar’ is its plausibility (review)," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of academically

circa 1626, in the meaning defined above

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