academic

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Academic is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˌækəˈdɛmɪk/
  • SAMPA: /%{k@"dEmIk/
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  • Hyphenation: ac‧a‧dem‧ic

Adjective[change]

Positive
academic

Comparative
more academic

Superlative
most academic

  1. An academic topic, lecture, idea, etc., is one that is connected to education.
    The academic staff at the college generally don't teach during the summer.
    There is a lot of political disagreement about it, but there is general academic agreement.

Noun[change]

Singular
academic

Plural
academics

  1. (countable) An academic is a researcher or university teacher.
    The government has begun jailing journalists and banning academics from travel.
    The book is very popular for one written by an academic.
  2. (plural only) Academics is the part of school related to learning.
    This class was strong in every aspect of their schooling, including academics, athletics and extracurricular activities.

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