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academicadjective

 us   /ˌæk·əˈdem·ɪk/

academic adjective (SCHOOL RELATED)

relating to schools, esp. colleges and universities, or connected with studying and thinking and not with useful skills

academic adjective (NOT IMPORTANT)

not important because it is based only on possibilities: Which diamond ring you like more is purely academic, because I can’t afford either one.

academicnoun [C]

 us   /ˌæk·əˈdem·ɪk/

academic noun [C] (SCHOOL RELATED)

a person who teaches in a college or university
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