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academic

adjective     /ˌækəˈdemɪk/
EDUCATION B2 related to education, schools, universities, etc: academic ability/standards It's the start of the academic year.Knowing and learning
SUBJECTS related to subjects that involve thinking and studying and not technical or practical skills: academic subjects Knowing and learning
CLEVER clever and good at studyingKnowing and learning
NOT REAL If what someone says is academic, it has no purpose because it relates to a situation that does not exist: The whole discussion is academic since management won't even listen to us.Things of little importance
academically adverb
(Definition of academic adjective from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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