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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Not conforming to the rules of a literary or artistic school; Technical; Practical.

Usage examples (40)
  • Adjective : academic requirements. ,an academic question; an academic discussion of a matter already decided. ,academic painting. ,academic...
  • Noun : He was by temperament an academic, concerned with books and the arts. ,more emphasis on academics and less on athletics
  • Nor should we begrudge funds spent on certain "nonacademic" activities.
  • For nonacademic practitioners, the numbers are not nearly so skewed. for more
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