Academic ( adjective , noun )

(As an adjective)

Academic ( adjective )

  1. Relating to an educational or academic institution or environment.
  2. Relating to the work of a university or higher education institution.
  3. Relating to the study of subjects such as arts and sciences as opposed to technical and vocational subjects.
  4. Relating to scholarly or theoretical work rather than practical application.
  5. Relating to the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake rather than for practical application.

Origin:

Late 16th century: via latin from greek akadēmikos, from akadēmeia (see academy).

Examples:

  1. He had a successful academic career.
  2. Academic qualifications are important for this job.
  3. Academic research is critical to the advancement of knowledge.
  4. The academic community is known for its focus on theory rather than practice.
  5. Academic freedom is essential for the pursuit of knowledge.

(As a noun)

Academic ( noun )

  1. Relating to an educational or academic institution or environment.
  2. Relating to the work of a university or higher education institution.
  3. Relating to the study of subjects such as arts and sciences as opposed to technical and vocational subjects.
  4. Relating to scholarly or theoretical work rather than practical application.
  5. Relating to the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake rather than for practical application.

Origin:

Late 16th century: via latin from greek akadēmikos, from akadēmeia (see academy).

Examples:

  1. He had a successful academic career.
  2. Academic qualifications are important for this job.
  3. Academic research is critical to the advancement of knowledge.
  4. The academic community is known for its focus on theory rather than practice.
  5. Academic freedom is essential for the pursuit of knowledge.
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