What does the word academic mean?

Usage examples for academic

  1. It gives, in the first place, a notion of the quaint simplicity which then characterised the academic procedure of the oldest of American universities; and it also brings us into rather intimate touch with Prescott himself as a youth of fifteen. – William Hickling Prescott by Harry Thurston Peck
  2. Here was the place where academic information would be useful- and the chance for an " in." – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith