- 1Of or relating to education and scholarship: academic achievement he had no academic qualificationsMore example sentences
- Sander looked at the impact of Catholic grade school education on academic achievement.
- I chose to interview eleven Vietnamese refugee youths who received scholarships for their academic achievement.
- But school is still only one strand of their education and academic achievement isn't everything.
- 1.1Of or relating to an educational or scholarly institution or environment: students resplendent in academic dressMore example sentences
- In the academic environment, student retention and retention of alumni loyalty are important strategic goals.
- Pressures within the academic environment itself may subtly push professors toward viewing their students as would-be clones of themselves.
- The sex workers who come for training have to learn what research is about, what the budgets involve, how to negotiate within an unfamiliar academic environment.
- 1.2(Of an institution or a course of study) placing a greater emphasis on reading and study than on technical or practical work: an academic high school that prepares students for the best colleges and universitiesMore example sentences
- A variety of academic courses in foreign-area studies could precede or follow such summer programs.
- According to Dr. Rajan, the Centre is doing advanced research, apart from conducting usual academic courses of higher studies.
- All bona fide masters insist upon the completion of an academic course of study.
- 1.3(Of a person) interested in or excelling at scholarly pursuits and activities: Ben is not an academic child but he tries hardMore example sentences
- Most of my academic friends engage in similar pursuits.
- At the moment, we attract a very intellectual, academic audience and we want to make it a cultural centre which will welcome family groups.
- You may not have all the book smarts that some people do, and I was certainly never an academic person.
- 1.4(Of an art form) conventional, especially in an idealized or excessively formal way: academic paintingMore example sentences
- They eventually rejected their teachers' conventional ideas and academic art, yet spent years assiduously copying and assimilating the Old Masters.
- Charles Russell invites us to break out of the confinements of academic art and art history in order to open our eyes a little wider and take a glimpse at what is a far greater vision.
- This painting within a painting shows a flayed figure whose blue body resembles an ecorche statuette used in academic life-study classes.
- 2Not of practical relevance; of only theoretical interest: the debate has been largely academicMore example sentences
- This is something that is of more academic than practical interest.
- The final game against Castlebar Mitchells was of academic interest only as Ballyhaunis could not make the play-offs.
- These are questions of more than academic interest.
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- A teacher or scholar in a college or institute of higher education.More example sentences
- Of greater significance was the conservative outlook of the University's academics.
- The survey was carried out at Glasgow Royal Infirmary by Glasgow University academics.
- Up to four different lectures were held each day by academics such as Professor Anthony Grayling.
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- In the three years I have been at the school, I believe it has improved dramatically, especially academically.
- Although not academically brilliant, Harry excelled in his activities with the elite school's army cadet force.
- Up to the age of seven she attended a special school where she was happy but - her parents felt - not pushed academically.
mid 16th century: from French académique or medieval Latin academicus, from academia (see academy).