The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32255   Message #422817
Posted By: katlaughing
21-Mar-01 - 08:04 PM
Thread Name: Non-Music - Academic Success Question
Subject: RE: Non-Music - Academic Success Question
Wavestar, I like the intellectual bit; that may fit more what I was thinking. This is a great discussion, much food for thought, please continue. Here's the definition I pulled up last night when Colin and I were at it:

Main Entry: 1ac.a.dem.ic
Pronunciation: "a-k&-'de-mik
Function: noun
Date: 1587
1 : a member of an institution of learning
2 : one who is academic in background, outlook, or methods
3 plural : academic subjects

Main Entry: 2academic
Function: adjective
Date: 1588
Variant(s): also ac.a.dem.i.cal /-mi-k&l/
1 a : of, relating to, or associated with an academy or school especially of higher learning
b : of or relating to performance in academic courses
c : very learned but inexperienced in practical matters (THIS is my brother!*G*)
d : based on formal study especially at an institution of higher learning
2 : of or relating to literary or artistic rather than technical or professional studies
3 a : THEORETICAL, SPECULATIVE b : having no practical or useful significance
This is the one I stretched to make Mudcat fit:4 : conforming to the traditions or rules of a school (as of literature or art) or an official academy **BG**