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academic (adjective)
Academic describes work or ideas in schools and universities, usually involving study and thought, rather than practical skills.*
  • There is a big difference between the academic world and the business world: Most universities are interested in research and businesses are interested in profits.
academic (noun)
An academic is a member of a university or college who teaches or does research.*
  • I prefer the life of an academic to the life of a businessman: Academics have a very long summer vacation.
noun adjective adverb
  • academy
  • academies
  • academia
  • academic
  • academics
  • academic
  • academically

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