An academic is defined as a person who is involved in learning, especially at the college level, or who is very educated.(noun)
A professor of Latin is an example of an academic.
The definition of academic is something or someone that is considered to be scholarly.(adjective)
An example of academic is what a teacher would write on the report card of a student who gets all A's.
Academic is defined as a question that can't be definitely answered but that people like to think about and discuss anyway.(adjective)
An example of an academic question is whether God exists.
See academic in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L academicus < academia: see academy
See academic in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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