non·​ac·​a·​dem·​ic | \ ˌnän-ˌa-kə-ˈde-mik How to pronounce nonacademic (audio) \

Definition of nonacademic

: not relating to a school or formal education : not academic a nonacademic job nonacademic achievements enjoying some nonacademic summer reading

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nonacademic noun
In addition to journalists and photographers … many other nonacademics had flocked to this pair of lectures. — Carl Djerassi

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Photo: Lauren McFalls/Bloomberg News Harvard said the reports weren’t shared widely because they were based on a preliminary analysis that didn’t take into account nonacademic factors. Nicole Hong And Melissa Korn, WSJ, "The Secrets of Getting Into Harvard Were Once Closely Guarded. That’s About to Change.," 11 Oct. 2018 Individuals also can be held accountable under the nonacademic misconduct code. Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "UW suspends Kappa Sigma after woman nearly hit by falling television at party," 5 July 2018 Kieznerds organizers had hoped that a considerable part of the audience would be nonacademic. Science News Staff, Science | AAAS, "A final dash across the United States: Updates from the 2018 March for Science," 14 Apr. 2018 Kaiser Permanente's effort appears to be unique among nonacademic medical institutions. Michael Hiltzik,, "Kaiser Permanente will start filling the vacuum in gun research with a $2-million study program," 11 Apr. 2018 That initiative will allow the district to track students' skills — both academic and nonacademic — from kindergarten through the 12th grade. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, "Check out Superintendent Marty Pollio’s 5-point plan to reshape JCPS," 29 Mar. 2018 Even students who lust for Ivy admission spend hundreds of hours a year in nonacademic pursuits because the most selective U.S. colleges think that’s a good sign of character and potential. Jay Mathews, Washington Post, "Let’s hear it for the Dragonslayer’s Society and other not-so-scholarly pursuits," 18 Feb. 2018 In searching for the most vivid possible presentation of his subject, Lanzmann has been led to reinvent many of the principles of modernist and structuralist filmmaking, which here acquire a new kind of nonacademic urgency and justness. Patrick Friel, Chicago Reader, "Film / Foreign / History / On Video / Politics Five must-see lo-o-o-ong films," 9 Feb. 2018 With Ola Fresca, the vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mr. Conde draws from a variety of Afro-Latin traditions, tossing son, salsa and timba into a nonacademic stew, ready for the street fair, dance club or concert hall. New York Times, "Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week," 21 Sep. 2017

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1873, in the meaning defined above

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