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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Academic  \Ac`a*dem"ic\,  Academical  \Ac`a*dem"ic*al\,  a.  [L. 
  academicus:  cf  F.  acad['e]migue.  See  {Academy}.] 
  1.  Belonging  to  the  school  or  philosophy  of  Plato;  as  the 
  Academic  sect  or  philosophy. 
 
  2.  Belonging  to  an  academy  or  other  higher  institution  of 
  learning;  scholarly;  literary  or  classical,  in  distinction 
  from  scientific.  ``Academic  courses.''  --Warburton. 
  ``Academical  study.''  --Berkeley. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Academic  \Ac`a*dem"ic\,  n. 
  1.  One  holding  the  philosophy  of  Socrates  and  Plato;  a 
  Platonist.  --Hume. 
 
  2.  A  member  of  an  academy,  college,  or  university;  an 
  academician. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  academic 
  adj  1:  associated  with  academia  or  an  academy;  "the  academic 
  curriculum";  "academic  gowns" 
  2:  hypothetical  or  theoretical  and  not  expected  to  produce  an 
  immediate  or  practical  result;  "an  academic  discussion"; 
  "an  academic  question" 
  3:  marked  by  a  narrow  focus  on  or  display  of  learning 
  especially  its  trivial  aspects  [syn:  {donnish},  {pedantic}] 
  n  :  an  educator  who  works  at  a  college  or  university  [syn:  {academician}, 
  {faculty  member}] 




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