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

Examples of nonacademic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If a district has nonacademic priorities, such as set-asides for children with disabilities, those in temporary housing or English-language learners, those preferences will remain as well. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "NYC to Drop Academic Criteria for In-Demand Middle-School Admissions," 18 Dec. 2020 These repayment and default rates reflect significantly lower graduation rates for students in those groups, who typically need to work long hours while also in school and hence engage less with both the academic and nonacademic aspects of college. Kate Padgett Walsh, Quartz, "The morality of canceling student debt," 3 Dec. 2020 The university cuts would eliminate at least 78 academic and nonacademic positions. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Airport testing, legislative outbreak, voter intimidation: News from around our 50 states," 30 Oct. 2020 If and when academic jobs rebound, Fuhrmann hopes the way will be open for scientists who took nonacademic jobs and would like to return. Katie Langin, Science | AAAS, "Amid pandemic, U.S. faculty job openings plummet," 6 Oct. 2020 Research shows play is a proven way for students to learn academic and nonacademic skills. NBC News, "How play is making a comeback in kindergarten classrooms," 8 Feb. 2020 From 1998 to 2010, the time spent on nonacademic subjects in kindergarten, including free play, decreased in favor of more time on academic subjects, such as conventional spelling and writing simple equations, a 2016 study found. NBC News, "How play is making a comeback in kindergarten classrooms," 8 Feb. 2020 Located inside the school, the Family Resource Center is designed to help families overcome nonacademic barriers to success by connecting them with health and social services, academic enrichment and more. Megan Becka, cleveland, "United Way of Summit County opens Family Resource Center at Robinson CLC," 7 Oct. 2019 To help pay for some of those athletic and other nonacademic needs, the district signed a 25-year naming rights agreement with Acuity Insurance. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Grafton School Board approved field turf for its baseball and softball fields. Here's what you need to know.," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of nonacademic

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonacademic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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