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academic

adjective uk   us   /ˌæk.əˈdem.ɪk/

academic adjective (STUDYING)

B2 relating to schools, colleges, and universities, or connected with studying and thinking, not with practical skills: academic subjects/qualifications/books an academic institution the academic year (= the time during which students go to school or college) academic standardsC2 used to describe someone who is clever and enjoys studying: I was never a particularly academic child.
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academic adjective (IN THEORY)

academically
adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.kəl.i/
She's always done well academically. It may be that a child is bright, but not academically inclined.

academic

noun [C] uk   us   /ˌæk.əˈdem.ɪk/ (US or Indian English also academician)
someone who teaches at a college, or who studies as part of their job
academics [plural] US the subjects that you study in high school or college
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