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English adjective: academic

1. academic associated with academia or an academy


SamplesThe academic curriculum.
Academic gowns.

2. academic hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result


SamplesAn academic discussion.
An academic question.


Similartheoretical


Antonymsapplied

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


Synonymsdonnish, pedantic


Similarscholarly


Antonymsunscholarly


English noun: academic

1. academic (person) an educator who works at a college or university


Synonymsacademician, faculty member


Broader (hypernym)educator, pedagog, pedagogue


Narrower (hyponym)prof, professor









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