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 How big a threat to traditional colleges and universities are nonacademic providers of advanced education? Michael T. Nietzel, Forbes, 1 May 2022 In an ideal world, researchers would be able to return benefits to the community without involving nonacademic external parties. Brenna Henn, The Conversation, 19 Apr. 2022 The teenagers, as well as Spone’s daughter, were members of the Victory Vipers, a private, nonacademic cheerleading team in Doylestown. NBC News, 26 Mar. 2022 Leaving aside that nonacademic opinion is no reason for punishing an academic, Mr. Treanor’s reaction is one more case of harassing dissenters. Philip Hamburger, WSJ, 9 Feb. 2022 Dining facilities will move to grab-and-go service and all nonacademic indoor events of 50 people or more through Feb. 6 will require special permission. Fox News, 18 Jan. 2022 They were known for their surrealism, their nonacademic nature and their focus on the connections between the natural world and the human mind. Martin Miller, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2021 The very notion that a scholarly organization should take a stand on nonacademic issues was practically unheard of. New York Times, 3 Nov. 2021 Still, much of the soundest scholarship on our history remains largely inaccessible to lay readers—either sequestered away from the general public behind academic paywalls or too dense and dry to hold the interest of broad nonacademic audiences. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, 24 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of nonacademic

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonacademic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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