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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. an educator who works at a college or university;
[syn: academician, academic, faculty member]


ADJECTIVE (3)

1. associated with academia or an academy;
- Example: "the academic curriculum"
- Example: "academic gowns"

2. hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result;
- Example: "an academic discussion"
- Example: "an academic question"

3. marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects;
[syn: academic, donnish, pedantic]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Academic \Ac`a*dem"ic\, n. 1. One holding the philosophy of Socrates and Plato; a Platonist. --Hume. [1913 Webster] 2. A member of an academy, college, or university; an academician. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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: academic, donnish, pedantic] n 1: an educator who works at a college or university [syn: academician, academic, faculty member]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

70 Moby Thesaurus words for "academic": abstract, armchair, book-learned, bookish, booky, chimerical, classroom, closet, collegiate, conjectural, cross-disciplinary, devoted to studies, diligent, donnish, dryasdust, erudite, extramural, graduate, graduate-professional, hypothetic, hypothetical, ideal, idealistic, imaginary, impractical, interdisciplinary, interscholastic, intramural, ivory-tower, learned, lettered, mandarin, moot, notional, owlish, pedagogic, pedagogical, pedantic, postgraduate, postulatory, preceptorial, preschool, professional, professorial, professorlike, rabbinic, scholarly, scholastic, school, schoolish, schoolmastering, schoolmasterish, schoolmasterlike, schoolmasterly, schoolmistressy, schoolteacherish, schoolteachery, speculative, studious, teacherish, teacherlike, teachery, teachy, theoretical, tutorial, university, unpractical, unrealistic, utopian, visionary