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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-uh-dem-ik]
    • /ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪk/
    • /ˌæk.əˈdem.ɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-uh-dem-ik]
    • /ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪk/

Definitions of academics word

  • adjective academics of or relating to a college, academy, school, or other educational institution, especially one for higher education: academic requirements. 1
  • adjective academics pertaining to areas of study that are not primarily vocational or applied, as the humanities or pure mathematics. 1
  • adjective academics theoretical or hypothetical; not practical, realistic, or directly useful: an academic question; an academic discussion of a matter already decided. 1
  • adjective academics learned or scholarly but lacking in worldliness, common sense, or practicality. 1
  • adjective academics conforming to set rules, standards, or traditions; conventional: academic painting. 1
  • adjective academics acquired by formal education, especially at a college or university: academic preparation for the ministry. 1

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Origin of academics

First appearance:

before 1580
One of the 35% oldest English words
1580-90; < Latin Acadēmicus < Greek Akadēmeikós. See academy, academe, -ic

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Parts of speech for Academics


academics popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

academics usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for academics

noun academics

  • faculty — an ability, natural or acquired, for a particular kind of action: a faculty for making friends easily.
  • prof — professor.
  • intelligentsia — Intellectuals or highly educated people as a group, especially when regarded as possessing culture and political influence.
  • professorate — the office or the period of service of a professor.
  • literati — Well-educated people who are interested in literature.

Antonyms for academics

adjective academics

  • plains — clear or distinct to the eye or ear: a plain trail to the river; to stand in plain view.

Top questions with academics

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