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What is another word for academic?

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Adjective
Relating to education and scholarship
“The school has a culture that is deeply focused on academic achievement.”
Adjective
Of, or relating to, education, schooling, or intellectual pursuits
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“The author has settled for a more academic approach to his dissertation.”
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Of theoretical interest only
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“Those without first-hand experience will only have an academic understanding of this issue.”
Adjective
Intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive
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Based on abstract reasoning
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Adjective
Existing only in the realms of one's imagination
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Noun
A person engaged in scholarly pursuits in an institute of higher education
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“He was an academic, kind of an unemployable poet who might lecture once or twice at the local community college.”
Noun
A highly intelligent person
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Noun
One who researches
Noun
A person in the same position, involved in the same activity, or otherwise associated with another
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