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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ac·a·dem·ic /ˌækəˈdɛmɪk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ac·a·dem·ic Ac·a·dem·ic·al a.
 1. Belonging to the school or philosophy of Plato; as, the Academic sect or philosophy.
 2. Belonging to an academy or other higher institution of learning; scholarly; literary or classical, in distinction from scientific.  Academic courses.” --Warburton. Academical study.” --Berkeley.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ac·a·dem·ic, n.
 1. One holding the philosophy of Socrates and Plato; a Platonist.
 2. A member of an academy, college, or university; an academician.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 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 [syn: donnish, pedantic]
      n : an educator who works at a college or university [syn: academician,
           faculty member]