concerning education, especially college or university level
involving a lot of reading and studying rather than practical or technical skills
good at subjects involving a lot of reading and studying; good at learning things by studying
not connected to a real or practical situation and therefore not important
a college or university teacher
"the academic curriculum"
"an academic discussion"
"an academic question"
Such students wear a distinctive academic dress.
出自：Oxford English Dictionary
The judge had succeeded at the practical side of the law and the professor at the academic.
出自： H. Cecil