Academic meaning

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The definition of academic is something or someone that is considered to be scholarly.

An example of academic is what a teacher would write on the report card of a student who gets all A's.

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A faculty member or scholar at an institution of higher learning, such as a university.
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Having no important consequence or relevancy.

The debate about who is to blame has become academic because the business has left town.

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Having little practical use or value, as by being overly detailed, unengaging, or theoretical.

Dismissed the article as a dry, academic exercise.

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Academic is defined as a question that can't be definitely answered but that people like to think about and discuss anyway.

An example of an academic question is whether God exists.

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Of colleges, universities, etc.; scholastic; scholarly.
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Alternative form of academic.
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An academic is defined as a person who is involved in learning, especially at the college level, or who is very educated.

A professor of Latin is an example of an academic.

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One who has an academic viewpoint or a scholarly background.
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Of or belonging to an academy of scholars, artists, etc.
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Merely theoretical; having no direct practical application.

An academic question.

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A teacher or scholar at a college or university.
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Alternative form of academic.
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Having to do with general or liberal rather than technical or vocational education.
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Following fixed rules or conventions; pedantic or formalistic.

An academic style of painting.

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Of or relating to the conservative style of art promoted by an official academy, especially the Académie des Beaux Arts in France in the nineteenth century.
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