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