|1.||[ adjective ] (education) associated with academia or an academy|
"the academic curriculum" "academic gowns"
|2.||[ adjective ] hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result|
"an academic discussion" "an academic question"
|3.||[ adjective ] marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects|
|4.||[ noun ] (work,education) an educator who works at a college or university|
|Related terms:||educator professor|