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English definition of “academic”

academic

adjective (STUDYING)    /ˌæk.əˈdem.ɪk/
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 standardsTypes of education C2 describes someone who is clever and enjoys studying: I was never a particularly academic child.IntelligencePerceptive academically     /-ɪ.kəl.i/ adverb She's always done well academically. It may be that a child is bright, but not academically inclined.Types of education
(Definition of academic adjective (STUDYING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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