Academic

Definition of Academic

Ac`a`dem´ic
a.1.Belonging to the school or philosophy of Plato; as, the Academic sect or philosophy.
2.Belonging to an academy or other higher institution of learning; scholarly; literary or classical, in distinction from scientific.
n.1.One holding the philosophy of Socrates and Plato; a Platonist.
2.A member of an academy, college, or university; an academician.

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