academic - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
adjective 

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/ˌækəˈdemɪk/
  1. 2
    good at learning things by studying

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

  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.

derived word

academically

 

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/ˌækəˈdemɪkli/
adverb

The children were doing well academically.