academic academic  /ˌæ kə ˈdɛ mɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an educator who works at a college or university
  2. (adj) associated with academia or an academy
  3. (adj) hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result
  4. (adj) marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Drop-in academic support centers, open until 11 p.
  2. Harry Potter isn't the only academic with an invisibility cloak.
  3. Catholic academics in the US had expected Benedict to take them to the woodshed.

News

  1. Selma High School Academic Awards

    The Outstanding Academic Awards for Selma High School’s ninth- through 11th-grade students for 2012-13 were presented on May 20 at a ceremony in the campus dining hall.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Selma Enterprise

  2. Academic Partnerships' Faculty eCommons Expands Professional Development Programming

    DALLAS, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Academic Partnerships (AP), one of the largest representatives of online learning in the United States and around the world, today announced that it has expanded the ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Academic Partnerships Publishes Guide to Quality in Online Learning

    DALLAS, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Academic Partnerships (AP), one of the largest representatives of online learning in the United States and around the world, today announced that it has published ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "We're thrilled to have Kevin O'Neill as our men's basketball coach," said Garrett. "Kevin is the consummate coach. He knows his Xs and Os, he's an excellent recruiter and he is very in tune with the academic side of a player's collegiate...
    on Jun 20, 2009 By: Mike Garrett Source: Kansas City Star

  2. "As a renowned academic and university leader, Dr. Johnston has inspired many Canadians in the classroom and has brought international recognition to Canada's capacity for science, research and development," Ignatieff said in a statement.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Michael Ignatieff Source: Vancouver Sun

  3. In the interview, al-Maliki said: "A large number of them (Sunni groups) will be integrated by the police and army according to health, age, academic qualifications and criminal and security records."
    on Jan 5, 2006 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: 940 News

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tangible tangible
/ˈtæn dʒə bəl /