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  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.