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Definition 1: an educator who works at a college or university - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for academic in the sense of this definition

(academic is a kind of ...) someone who educates young people

(... is a kind of academic ) someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university

Definition 2: associated with academia or an academy - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where academic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the academic curriculum
  • academic gowns

Definition 3: marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for academic in the sense of this definition

(academic is similar to ...) characteristic of scholars or scholarship

"scholarly pursuits" "a scholarly treatise" "a scholarly attitude"

Definition 4: hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where academic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an academic discussion
  • an academic question

(academic is similar to ...) concerned with theories rather than their practical applications

"theoretical physics"

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