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Definition of 'academic'


  1. an educator who works at a college or university
       Synonyms: academician faculty member


  1. associated with academia or an academy; "the academic curriculum"; "academic gowns"
  2. hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result; "an academic discussion"; "an academic question"
  3. marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
       Synonyms: donnish pedantic

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