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Webster 1913 Edition


Academic

Acˊa-dem′ic

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Noun.
1.
One holding the philosophy of Socrates and Plato; a Platonist.
Hume.
2.
A member of an academy, college, or university; an academician.

Webster 1828 Edition


Academic

ACADEM'IC

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Adj.
Belonging to an academy, or to a college or ACADEM'ICAL, university - as academic studies; also noting what belongs to the school or philosophy of Plato - as the academic sect.

ACADEM'IC

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Noun.
One who belonged to the school or adhered to the philosophy of Socrates and Plato. The latter is considered as the founder of the academic philosophy in Greece.
He taught, that matter is eternal and infinite, but without form, refractory, and tending to disorder; and that there is an intelligent cause, the author of spiritual being and of the material world.

Definition 2023


Academic

Academic

See also: academic and acadèmic

English

Noun

Academic (plural Academics)

  1. The title for someone who is an academic.

Adjective

Academic (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of academic

academic

academic

See also: Academic and acadèmic

English

Alternative forms

Adjective

academic (comparative more academic, superlative most academic)

  1. Belonging to the school or philosophy of Plato; as, the academic sect or philosophy. [First attested in the late 16th century.][2]
  2. Belonging to an academy or other higher institution of learning; also a scholarly society or organization. [First attested in the late 16th century.][2]
  3. Theoretical or speculative; abstract; scholarly, literary or classical, in distinction to practical or vocational; having no practical importance. [First attested in the late 19th century.][2]
    I have always had an academic interest in hacking.
  4. Having a love of or aptitude for learning.
    I'm more academic than athletic — I get lower marks in phys. ed. than in anything else.
  5. (art) Conforming to set rules and traditions; conventional; formalistic. [First attested in the late 19th century.][2]
  6. So scholarly as to be unaware of the outside world; lacking in worldliness.
  7. Subscribing to the architectural standards of Vitruvius.

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Noun

academic (plural academics)

  1. (usually capitalized) A follower of Plato, a Platonist. [First attested in the mid 16th century.][2]
  2. A senior member of an academy, college, or university; a person who attends an academy; a person engaged in scholarly pursuits; one who is academic in practice. [First attested in the late 16th century.][2]
    • 2013 September 7, The multiplexed metropolis”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8852:
      Academics [] see integrated systems for collecting, processing and acting on data as offering a “second electrification” to the world’s metropolises.
  3. A member of the Academy; an academician. [First attested in the mid 18th century.][2]
  4. (plural only) Academic dress; academicals. [First attested in the early 19th century.][2]
  5. (plural only) Academic studies. [First attested in the late 20th century.][2]

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References

  1. Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5)
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7)

Interlingua

Adjective

academic

  1. academic

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /a.kaˈde.mik/

Adjective

academic m, n (feminine singular academică, masculine plural academici, feminine and neuter plural academice)

  1. academic

Declension