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adjective as in relating to schooling, learning

adjective as in relating to theories, philosophy

noun as in scholar or university/college teacher

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This may not translate to anything where you’re from, but Ishaq’s nickname, largely because of a brilliant academic record, was Newton.

From Ozy

MTS’s public security committee on Thursday appointed a steering committee that includes advocates, academics and community leaders who are expected to assist with the outside review.

Savoie says that some academic quantum researchers have wrongly disparaged current uses of quantum computers and quantum algorithms because they can’t yet do things that are impossible to do on a classical computer.

From Fortune

Some experts have proposed leveling out the playing field by increasing government funding to academic labs for AI research.

The academics surveyed nearly 1,000 venture capitalists—572 in the US and 381 elsewhere—and asked them to rate the health of the startups in their investment portfolios.

From Quartz

Do you think academic history and popular history have gotten more similar over the last 15 or 20 years?

Are you seeing more commercial pressure from academic presses for historians to sexy it up a bit?

Their claims have led to both academic controversy and localized conflict.

They are afflicted with “progressive spiritual emptiness,” he said, which no amount of academic honors and degrees can fill.

Academic freedom has been a hot debate within education circles.

The earnest youth grinding at the academic mill has dreamed it in the pauses of his studious labor.

The Wren Building, named in his honor, was constructed by 1698 and it is the oldest academic structure still in existence.

While his two brothers carried on the business he devoted himself to an academic career.

Later in the evening Jenny Wick accompanied Paul, as he sang some old ballads full of a kind of academic gruesomeness.

Later again, he turned to the more ancient Greeks, and the result 193 was the most academic of his pictures, his “Leonidas.”


On this page you'll find 70 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to academic, such as: collegiate, intellectual, scholarly, scholastic, college, and university.

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