[ak-uh-dem-ik] /ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪk/
of or relating to a college, , school, or other educational institution, especially one for higher education:
pertaining to areas of study that are not primarily vocational or applied, as the humanities or pure mathematics.
theoretical or hypothetical; not practical, realistic, or directly useful:
an academic question; an academic discussion of a matter already decided.
learned or scholarly but lacking in worldliness, common sense, or practicality.
conforming to set rules, standards, or traditions; conventional:
acquired by formal education, especially at a college or university:
academic preparation for the ministry.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to Academe or to the Platonic school of philosophy.
a student or teacher at a college or university.
a person who is academic in background, attitudes, methods, etc.:
He was by temperament an academic, concerned with books and the arts.
(initial capital letter) a person who supports or advocates the Platonic school of philosophy.
academics, the scholarly activities of a school or university, as classroom studies or research projects:
more emphasis on academics and less on athletics.
not related to, involved in, or trained in academic disciplines
belonging or relating to a place of learning, esp a college, university, or academy
of purely theoretical or speculative interest: an academic argument
excessively concerned with intellectual matters and lacking experience of practical affairs
(esp of a schoolchild) having an aptitude for study
conforming to set rules and traditions; conventional: an academic painter
relating to studies such as languages, philosophy, and pure science, rather than applied, technical, or professional studies
a member of a college or university
1580s, “relating to an academy,” also “collegiate, scholarly,” from Latin academicus “of the Academy,” from academia (see academy). Meaning “theoretical, not practical, not leading to a decision” (such as university debates or classroom legal exercises) is from 1886. Academic freedom is attested from 1901. Related: Academically.
[noun ak-sent; verb ak-sent, ak-sent] /noun ˈæk sɛnt; verb ˈæk sɛnt, ækˈsɛnt/ noun 1. prominence of a syllable in terms of differential loudness, or of pitch, or length, or of a combination of these. 2. degree of prominence of a syllable within a word and sometimes of a word within a phrase: primary accent; secondary […]
[ak-sep-tuh ns] /ækˈsɛp təns/ noun 1. the act of taking or receiving something offered. 2. favorable reception; approval; favor. 3. the act of assenting or believing: acceptance of a theory. 4. the fact or state of being or . 5. (def 1). 6. Commerce. /ˌnɒnəkˈsɛptəns/ noun 1. the act or an instance of not accepting […]
[ak-sep-tuh ns] /ækˈsɛp təns/ noun 1. the act of taking or receiving something offered. 2. favorable reception; approval; favor. 3. the act of assenting or believing: acceptance of a theory. 4. the fact or state of being or . 5. (def 1). 6. Commerce. /əkˈsɛptəns/ noun 1. the act of accepting or the state of […]
[ak-ses-uh-buh l] /ækˈsɛs ə bəl/ adjective 1. easy to approach, reach, enter, speak with, or use. 2. that can be used, entered, reached, etc.: an accessible road; accessible ruins. 3. obtainable; attainable: accessible evidence. 4. open to the influence of (usually followed by to): accessible to bribery. /əkˈsɛsəbəl/ adjective 1. easy to approach, enter, use, […]