1. Adjective.  Belonging to an academy or other higher institution of learning.
  2. Adjective.  Belonging to the school or philosophy of Plato; as, the '''academic''' sect or philosophy.
  3. Adjective.  Being scholarly; literary or classical, in distinction from scientific.
  4. Adjective.  Conforming to set rules and traditions.
  5. Adjective.  Having an aptitude for study.
  6. Adjective.  (pejorative) Having no practical importance.
  7. Noun.  A member of the Academy; a follower of Plato, a Platonist.
  8. Noun.  A member of an academy, college, or university; an academician.
  9. Noun.  A person who attends an academy.

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