HyperDic: academic

English > 4 senses of the word academic:
ADJECTIVEpertacademicassociated with academia or an academy / academy
allacademichypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result
allacademic, donnish, pedanticmarked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
NOUNperson academic, academician, faculty memberan educator who works at a college or university / university
academic > pronunciation
Soundsae.kahdeh'mihk
Rhymesacerbic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > academic: 4 senses > adjective 1, pert
Meaningassociated with academia or an academy / academy.
Examples
  • "the academic curriculum"
  • "academic gowns"
Spanishacadémico
Catalanacadèmic
Nounsacademiathe academic world
academican educator who works at a college or university / university
academyan institution for the advancement of art or science or literature
Adverbsacademicallyin regard to academic matters
English > academic: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaninghypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result.
Examples
  • "an academic discussion"
  • "an academic question"
Broadertheoreticalconcerned with theories rather than their practical applications
English > academic: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningmarked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects.
Synonymsdonnish, pedantic
Broaderscholarlycharacteristic of scholars or scholarship
Spanishpedante
Catalanpedant
English > academic: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAn educator who works at a college or university / university.
Synonymsacademician, faculty member
Narrowerprofessor, profsomeone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university
Broadereducator, pedagogue, pedagogsomeone who educates young people
Spanishacadémica, académico, docente, lectora, lector, profesora, profesor
Catalanacadèmica, acadèmic, docent, lectora, lector, professora, professor
Adjectivesacademicassociated with academia or an academy / academy

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