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adjective academic pronunciation in British English /ˌækəˈdemɪk/
  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. 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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 academic pronunciation in British English /ˌækəˈdemɪkli/ adverb

The children were doing well academically.


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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