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Definitions of academic

  1. The teachings of Plato. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. an educator who works at a college or university Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. One holding the philosophy of Socrates and Plato; a Platonist. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A member of an academy, college, or university; an academician. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A Platonic philosopher: a student in a college. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A college student. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A member of a learned society. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A Platonist. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A student in a college or university; one who adheres to the philosophy of Plato, the founder of the academic school in Greece, and father of a system which is "the first type and pattern of all metaphysical as well as ethical idealism.". Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. ACADEMICALLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. Alt. of Academical Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Scholarly; literary; theoretical but not practical. Also, academical. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Pertaining to an academy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Pertaining to an academy; scholarly; literary. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Theoretical; not practical. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Belonging to the school or philosophy of Plato, -ical. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Belonging or proper to an academy, college, or university; pertaining to the school or philosophy of Plato, as, the academic sect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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  1. And I knew that the battle between us had reached climax and victory simultaneously, and any question about who had won it was purely academic – The Door Through Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  2. With our support, nearly every state has set higher academic standards for public schools and a voluntary national test is being developed to measure the progress of our students. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
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