ac·a·dem·ic1 /ˌækəˈdemɪk◂/ ●●○ W2 AWL adjectiveadj 2 [usually before noun]STUDY concerned with studying from books, as opposed to practical work 纯理论的，学术的〔与实践相对〕 the study of art as an academic discipline
3 INTELLIGENTgood at studying 学业（成绩）优秀的 OPP unacademic He’s not very academic.
4 REAL/NOT IMAGINARYif a discussion about something is academic, it is a waste of time because the speakers cannot change the existing situation 不切实际的，空谈的 The question of where we go on holiday is purely academic since we don’t have any money.
—academically /-kli/ adverbadv
n COLLOCATIONS nouns academic qualifications
He had the right experience and academic qualifications for the job.
Personal problems may affect a student’s academic performance.
Girls’ academic achievements are at least as good as boys’.
academic standards (=levels that are considered to be acceptable)
The school has high academic standards.
academic research (=study of a subject, in order to discover new facts or test new ideas)
Many academic research projects take years to complete.
After academic study, you have to gain practical experience.
an academic subject
Children who are not good at academic subjects may excel in music or sport.
an academic discipline (=a subject that is studied at university)
the academic disciplines of linguistics, psychology and sociology
an academic career
She wanted to pursue an academic career.
the academic year (=the time within a period of 12 months when students are studying at a school or university)
Language students spend the third academic year abroad.
the academic world (=the institutions, people etc involved in education)
In the academic world, the theory was received less approvingly.
academic freedom (=the freedom to study what you want)
There is concern for the academic freedom of both staff and students.