What does academic mean?

academic meaning in General Dictionary

One keeping the philosophy of Socrates and Plato a Platonist

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  • Belonging to the school or philosophy of Plato while the Academic sect or viewpoint
  • involving academia or an academy
  • marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its insignificant aspects
  • hypothetical or theoretical and not likely to create an instantaneous or useful outcome
  • an educator whom works at a college or university
  • Alt. of Academical
  • One keeping the philosophy of Socrates and Plato; au000du000a Platonist.
  • an associate of an academy, college, or college; an academician.

academic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1580s, "relating to an academy," in addition "collegiate, scholarly," from Latin academicus "associated with Academy," from academia (identify academy). Indicating "theoretical, maybe not useful, maybe not resulting in a determination" (such as institution debates or class appropriate workouts) is from 1886. Educational freedom is attested from 1901. Related: Academically.

academic meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Alt. of Academical

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  • (n.) One holding the philosophy of Socrates and Plato; a Platonist.
  • (letter.) A part of an academy, university, or college; an academician.

Sentence Examples with the word academic

In the patronage of learning and in the exercise of authority over the morals and education of youth Laud was in his proper sphere, many valuable reforms at Oxford being due to his activity, including the codification of the statutes, the statute by which public examinations were rendered obligatory for university degrees, and the ordinance for the election of proctors, the revival of the college system, of moral and religious discipline and order, and of academic dress.

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