1 academic /ˌækəˈdɛmɪk/ adjective
1 academic
Learner's definition of ACADEMIC
usually used before a noun : of or relating to schools and education
: having no practical importance : not involving or relating to anything real or practical
[more academic; most academic] chiefly British : good at studying and at passing exams : good at academics

— academically

/ˌækəˈdɛmɪkli/ adverb
2 academic /ˌækəˈdɛmɪk/ noun
plural academics
2 academic
plural academics
Learner's definition of ACADEMIC
[count] : a person who is a teacher in a college or university
academics [plural] chiefly US : courses of study taken at a school or college