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Academic is a member of the word family academy, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the adjective academic

What does academic mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more academic / most academic

  1. associated with academia or an academy
  2. hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result
    • examples: an academic discussion | an academic question
    • similar: theoretical
  3. marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

Alternative definition of the adjective academic


  1. Belonging to an academy or other higher institution of learning.
  2. Belonging to the school or philosophy of Plato; as, the 'academic' sect or philosophy.
  3. Being scholarly; literary or classical, in distinction from scientific.
  4. Conforming to set rules and traditions.
  5. Having an aptitude for study.
  6. [pejorative] Having no practical importance.

Definition of the noun academic

What does academic mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: academics

  1. an educator who works at a college or university


  1. Academic is a fictional character from the 2003 film White Gold.
  2. Academic is a fictional character from the 2014 film The Adventurer: Curse of the Midas Box.
  3. Academic is a fictional character from the 1966 film A Man for All Seasons.
  4. Academic is a fictional character from the 2004 film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
  5. Academic #1 is a character from the 2014 documentary film American Interior.


Academic is a building function.

Phrases with Academic

  1. Academic art
  2. academic gown
  3. academic robe
  4. academic term
  5. academic year
  6. academic degree
  7. Academic Bulimia
  8. academic costume
  9. academic freedom
  10. academic program
  11. academic session
  12. academic relation
  13. academic department
  14. Academic discipline
  15. Academic institution
  16. academic requirement
  17. academic administrator
  18. Joint Academic Network

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Academic

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Google previewCambridge Academic Content Dictionary Reference Book with CD-ROM (2008)

by Cambridge University Press

Words and meanings in this dictionary are labeled if they are used in particular academic subjects. Be sure to look at all the guidewords for a particular word when you are looking for subject-area meanings. Some words have different ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African-American Education (1996)

by Faustine Childress Jones-Wilson

A Better Chance is the oldest and only nationwide academic talent search agency for minority youth. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, this nonprofit organization was founded in 1963 by representatives of twenty-three independent ...

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Quotes about Academic

An arts education helps build academic skills and increase academic performance, while also providing alternative opportunities to reward the skills of children who learn differently. (Gavin Newsom)
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Scrabble value of A1C3A1D2E1M3I1C3

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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