academic


academic
academic (adj.) 1580s, "relating to an academy," also "collegiate, scholarly," from L. academicus "of the Academy," from academia (see ACADEMY (Cf. academy)). Meaning "theoretical, not practical, not leading to a decision" (such as university debates or classroom legal exercises) is from 1886. Academic freedom is attested from 1901. Related: Academically.

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  • academic — ACADÉMIC, Ă, academici, ce, adj. 1. Care ţine de academie, privitor la academie. ♢ Titlu academic = diplomă obţinută într o şcoală de grad universitar. ♦ (Substantivat, m.; înv.) Membru al Academiei Române. 2. Distins, solemn; de o corectitudine… …   Dicționar Român

  • academic — Ⅰ. academic UK US /ˌækəˈdemɪk/ adjective ► relating to schools, colleges, and universities, or connected with studying and thinking rather than practical skills: »Employers nowadays are more interested in candidates abilities and personality… …   Financial and business terms

  • academic — The central meanings of this word (‘of or belonging to an academy or institution for higher learning’) survive, but a little more than a century ago it developed a depreciatory range of meanings ‘merely theoretical, having no practical… …   Modern English usage

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • academic — [adj1] relating to schooling, learning bookish, book learned, college, collegiate, erudite, intellectual, learned, pedantic, scholarly, scholastic, studious, university; concept 536 Ant. ignorant, untaught academic [adj2] relating to theories,… …   New thesaurus

  • academic — [ak΄ə dem′i kəlak΄ə dem′ik] adj. [L academicus < academia: see ACADEMY] 1. of colleges, universities, etc.; scholastic; scholarly 2. having to do with general or liberal rather than technical or vocational education 3. of or belonging to an… …   English World dictionary

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • academic — index didactic, disciplinary (educational), moot, speculative, theoretical Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ACADEMIC — Press, Inc. (informationswissenschaftl. Veoeffentlicher) …   Acronyms

  • ACADEMIC — Press, Inc. (informationswissenschaftl. Veröffentlicher) …   Acronyms von A bis Z


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