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academic

Pronunciation: /ˌækəˈdemɪk/

Translation of academic in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 1.1 (in higher education) [career/record/scientist/research] académico academic dress toga (feminine)
    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 (scholarly) [institution/discipline] académico; [publication] para eruditos or académicos; [child] intelectualmente capaz they adopted an academic approach to the problem adoptaron un enfoque muy intelectual
    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.
    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.
    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.
  • 2 (abstract) [question/debate] puramente teórico it is a matter of purely academic interest es una cuestión de interés puramente intelectual that's academic now eso ya no tiene ninguna trascendencia
    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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