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academic

1. belonging or relating to a place of learning, esp a college, university, or academy
2. relating to studies such as languages, philosophy, and pure science, rather than applied, technical, or professional studies
3. a member of a college or university

Academic

 

(1) Pertaining to an academy as a scientific establishment (for instance, an academic publication) or as an institution of higher learning (for example, the academic year).

(2) Pertaining to the Academy of Arts and to art objects.

(3) An honorary title awarded to theaters in the USSR.

(4) Academic; abstract, abstruse, not popular.