academic (adj.)

  1. associated with academia or an academy; the academic curriculum; academic gowns'

    academic (n.)

  1. an educator who works at a college or university

    [ Syn: academician , faculty member ]

    academic (adj.)

  1. hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result; an academic discussion; an academic question'

  2. marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

    [ Syn: donnish , pedantic ]

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