English - Alternative Forms
English - Etymology
From both the Medieval Latin acadēmicus and the French académique, from Latin academia, from Ancient Greek ἀκαδημικός (akadēmikós), from Ἀκαδημία (Akadēmía, “the location where Plato taught”) (alternative form: Ἀκαδήμεια (Akadḗmeia)); compare academy.
English - Pronunciation
English - Adjective
- Belonging to the school or philosophy of Plato; as, the academic sect or philosophy. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
- Belonging to an academy or other higher institution of learning; also a scholarly society or organization. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
- Theoretical or speculative; abstract; scholarly, literary or classical, in distinction to scientific or vocational; having no practical importance. [First attested in the late 19th century.]
- (art) Conforming to set rules and traditions; conventional; formalistic. [First attested in the late 19th century.]
- So scholarly as to be unaware of the outside world; lacking in worldliness.
- Subscribing to the architectural standards of Vitruvius.
English - Noun
- (usually capitalized) A follower of Plato, a Platonist. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
- A senior member of an academy, college, or university; a person who attends an academy; a person engaged in scholarly pursuits; one who is academic in practice. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
- A member of the Academy; an academician. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
- (plural only) Academic dress; academicals. [First attested in the early 19th century.]
- (plural only) Academic studies. [First attested in the late 20th century.]
English - See Also
English - References
- ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 , ISBN 0-87779-101-5)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 , ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7)