academic - definitions and synonyms

academic noun

  1. English Meaning: 

    : an educator who works at a college or university

academic adjective

  1. English Meaning: 

    : associated with academia or an academy

    Example Sentenses:

    • the academic curriculum

    • academic gowns

  2. English Meaning: 

    : hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result

    Example Sentenses:

    • an academic discussion

    • an academic question

  3. English Meaning: 

    : marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

    Synonyms:

    donnish / pedantic