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Definitions of academic:
  • noun:   an educator who works at a college or university
  • adjective:   marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
  • adjective:   associated with academia or an academy
    Example: "The academic curriculum"
  • adjective:   hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result
    Example: "An academic discussion"

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See academic used in context: several books and articles.

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