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Intellect vs Academic - What's the difference?

intellect | academic |

As nouns the difference between intellect and academic

is that intellect is the faculty of thinking, judging, abstract reasoning, and conceptual understanding; the cognitive faculty (uncountable) while academic is .

As an adjective academic is





  • the faculty of thinking, judging, abstract reasoning, and conceptual understanding; the cognitive faculty (uncountable)
  • Intellect is one of man's greatest powers.
  • the capacity of that faculty (in a particular person) (uncountable)
  • They were chosen because of their outstanding intellect .
  • a person who has that faculty to a great degree
  • Some of the world's leading intellects were meeting there.


    * See also

    See also

    * mind



    Alternative forms

    * academick (obsolete) * acad, (abbreviation) * Academic


    (en adjective)
  • Belonging to the school or philosophy of Plato; as, the academic sect or philosophy.
  • Belonging to an academy or other higher institution of learning; also a scholarly society or organization.
  • * academic courses -
  • * academical study -
  • Theoretical or speculative; abstract; scholarly, literary or classical, in distinction to scientific or vocational; having no practical importance.
  • I have always had an academic interest in hacking.
  • (art) Conforming to set rules and traditions; conventional; formalistic.
  • So scholarly as to be unaware of the outside world; lacking in worldliness.
  • Subscribing to the architectural standards of (Vitruvius).
  • Derived terms

    * academic advantage * academic disadvantage * academic institution * academic question * academic degree * academic discipline


    (en noun)
  • (usually, capitalized) A follower of Plato, a Platonist.
  • 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.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-09-07, volume=408, issue=8852, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The multiplexed metropolis , passage=Academics
  • A member of the Academy; an academician.
  • *, II.4.2.ii:
  • Carneades the academick , when he was to write against Zeno the stoick, purged himself with hellebor first […].
  • (pluralonly) Academic dress; academicals.
  • (pluralonly) Academic studies.
  • Derived terms

    See also

    * scientific