Definition of 'academic'
- an educator who works at a college or university
Synonyms: academician faculty member
- associated with academia or an academy; "the academic curriculum"; "academic gowns"
- hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result; "an academic discussion"; "an academic question"
- marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
Synonyms: donnish pedantic