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scholastic

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adjective scho·las·tic \skə-ˈlas-tik\

Definition of scholastic

  1. 1a often capitalized :  of or relating to Scholasticism scholastic theology scholastic philosophyb :  suggestive or characteristic of a scholastic especially in subtlety or aridity :  pedantic dull scholastic reports

  2. 2 :  of or relating to schools or scholars; especially :  of or relating to high school or secondary school

scholastically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of scholastic in a Sentence

  1. a college that gives a higher priority to scholastic endeavors than to athletic pursuits

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Origin and Etymology of scholastic

Medieval Latin & Latin; Medieval Latin scholasticus of the schoolmen, from Latin, of a school, from Greek scholastikos, from scholazein to keep a school, from scholē school


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scholastic

noun scho·las·tic

Definition of scholastic

  1. 1a capitalized :  a Scholastic philosopherb :  pedant, formalist

  2. 2 [New Latin scholasticus, from Latin scholasticus, adjective] :  a student in a scholasticate

  3. 3 :  a person who adopts academic or traditional methods in art

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First Known Use of scholastic

1644


SCHOLASTIC Defined for English Language Learners

scholastic

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adjective

Definition of scholastic for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to education


SCHOLASTIC Defined for Kids

scholastic

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adjective scho·las·tic \skə-ˈla-stik\

Definition of scholastic for Students

  1. :  relating to schools, students, or education



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