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