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noun 
  1. One holding the philosophy of Socrates and Plato; a Platonist.
  2. A member of an academy, college, or university; an academician.
  3. A person who attends an academy.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: universitair
adjective 
  1. Belonging to the school or philosophy of Plato; as, the sect or philosophy.
  2. Belonging to an academy or other higher institution of learning.
    • courses - Warburton
    • academical study - Berkeley
      1. Being scholarly; literary or classical, in distinction from scientific.
      2. (pejorative) Having no practical importance.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: academisch
  • German: akademisch
Etymology: academicus: compare French académique. See academy.


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