academical

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

academic +‎ -al (related to)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

academical

  1. (rare) Belonging to the school of Plato; believing in Plato's philosophy; sceptical . [First attested in the late 16th century.][1]
  2. Pertaining to a university or other form of higher education. [First attested in the late 16th century.][1]

Noun[edit]

academical (plural academicals)

  1. (plural only) Academic dress, consisting of a cap and gown. [First attested in the early 19th century.][1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.