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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



(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.

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SUNDAYFOOTBALL Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Football, 2pm Scottish Premiership: Hamilton Academical v Rangers (Kick-off 2.
The state could then support the more academical students who are needed to advance the knowledge of society by research and teaching.
The conference will be attended by students and teachers of a number of the Kyrgyz academical institutions.
He joined Welsh's Championship winning season in December, mak-k ing his debut against Edinburgh Academical in the British and Irish Cup at Old Deer Park, and Vella believes Weepu will make a big impact at the Exiles.
Hibs were demoted after losing their play-off clash with Hamilton Academical on Sunday.
It formally established the creation of a building to "provide a home for culture and science under the same academical roof.
Thomas Jefferson's academical village; the creation of an architectural masterpiece, rev.
Gordon Brown appears to be a typical, stoical Scot, also reticent about his academical prowess and excellence in sporting activities.
A spokesperson for the SFA told Press Association Sport: "I can confirm that the Scottish FA will conduct a full investigation in to events that occurred in the aftermath of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League game between Hamilton Academical and Heart of Midlothian.
Upon they circulation issued by the Ministries of Health and Education and within the framework of the procedures and preparations taken to prevent the expansion of H1N1 during academical year 2009-2010, Koura District Medical Department issued a circulation on the District's schools calling upon them to unite efforts between the academic faculty, parents committee and health advisor from one side and the monitoring epidemic unit in the District Medical Department from the other.
The McLaren driver snatched pole position with a late scorcher yesterday to ensure buyers of the firm's Hamilton Academical special a make-up of at least 25.
He is suitably impressed with the players manager Mick McCarthy has brought in this summer although he was disappointed Hamilton Academical starlet James McCarthy finally chose Wigan as his preferred destination rather than Molineux.