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adjective British English pronunciation: academic /ˌækəˈdemɪk/

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  1. 1
    [usually before noun] relating to education, especially education in colleges and universities

    The book brings together several academic disciplines.

    1. a.
      based on learning from books and study rather than on practical skills and experience

      The college offers both academic and professional qualifications.

      a school with a reputation for academic and sporting excellence

  2. 2
    good at learning things by studying

    She's certainly bright, but she's not very academic.

  3. 3
    not relating to a real situation, and therefore not relevant

    Given the lack of funding, any discussion of future plans was somewhat academic.

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 British English pronunciation: academically /ˌækəˈdemɪkli/  adverb

The children were doing well academically.

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