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academic

adjective
variants: also academical

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 of or relating to schooling or learning especially at an advanced level
  • "If you spent more time in academic pursuits and less time in social ones, you could easily make good grades," the dean told Valerie

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2 very learned or educated but inexperienced in practical matters
  • academic thinkers who have no understanding of realpolitik

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3 existing only as an assumption or speculation
  • your arguments are merely academic—such a worst-case scenario is unlikely to ever occur

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academic

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of academic (Entry 2 of 2)

1 as in academe, academician

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2 as in scholar, bookman

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The first known use of academic was in 1581

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“Academic.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/academic. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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