1. A follower of Plato, a Platonist.
  2. A senior member of an academy, college, or university; a person who attends an academy; a person engaged in scholarly pursuits; one who is academic in practice. <ref name=SOED/>
  3. A member of the Academy; an academician. <ref name=SOED/>
  4. Academic dress; academicals. <ref name=SOED/>
  5. Academic studies. <ref name=SOED/>


  1. Belonging to the school or philosophy of Plato; as, the academic sect or philosophy. <ref name=SOED/>
  2. Belonging to an academy or other higher institution of learning; also a scholarly society or organization. <ref name=SOED/>
  3. Theoretical or speculative; abstract; scholarly, literary or classical, in distinction to scientific or vocational; having no practical importance. <ref name=SOED/>
    I have always had an academic interest in hacking.
  4. Conforming to set rules and traditions; conventional; formalistic. <ref name=SOED/>
  5. So scholarly as to be unaware of the outside world; lacking in worldliness.
  6. Subscribing to the architectural standards of .

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