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[n] an educator who works at a college or university
[adj] hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result; "an academic discussion"; "an academic question"
[adj] marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
[adj] associated with academia or an academy; "the academic curriculum"; "academic gowns"

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educator, pedagogue, professor

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\Ac`a*dem"ic\, Academical \Ac`a*dem"ic*al\, a. [L. academicus: cf. F. acad['e]migue. See {Academy}.]
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.
\Ac`a*dem"ic\, n.
1. One holding the philosophy of Socrates and Plato; a Platonist. --Hume.
2. A member of an academy, college, or university; an academician.

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