academic

ac•a•dem•ic
[[t]ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪk[/t]] adj. Also, ac`a•dem′i•cal.
1) edu of or pertaining to a school, esp. one for higher education
2) edu of or pertaining to areas of study that are not primarily vocational or applied, as the humanities or pure mathematics
3) theoretical or hypothetical; not practical or directly useful:
an academic question[/ex]
4) learned or scholarly but lacking in worldliness, common sense, or practicality
5) conforming to set rules, standards, or traditions; conventional:
academic painting[/ex]
6) edu a student or teacher at a college or university
7) cvb edu a person who is academic in background, attitudes, methods, etc
8) cvb edu academics, academic studies or subjects
Etymology: 1580–90; < L < Gk ac`a•dem′i•cal•ly, adv.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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