Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as academic, but very rare in sense 1.
- n. A member of an academy.
- n. plural In Great Britain, the cap and gown worn by the officers and students of a school or college.
- academic + -al (“related to”) (Wiktionary)
“It may be apparent that it, like the rest of the series, is couched in academical language.”
“Looking at this question of the Flanders littoral from what, in a naval and military sense, may be called the academical point of view, it is certainly a great pity that neither the project worked out by”
“But in using my vintage hard copy dictionary, I came across "academical", when did you last hear that one?!”
“Institution for the Advancement of Learning; when I consider again his too evident deficiency in very important points of qualification for his office, such as academical experience (for he never studied at any”
“In 1976, the American Institute of Architects declared Jefferson's academical village the most significant achievement of American architecture in 200 years.”
“Jefferson envisioned the Rotunda as the centerpiece of his "academical village," a collection of Greek Revival structures housing faculty, students and classrooms, a cutting-edge concept in an era when many universities occupied single buildings.”
“After his admission he was sent to Oxford to finish his studies; and having run through his academical course he returned to his convent, where so bright was the example of his piety, that the virtue of the rest seemed to suffer an eclipse by the extraordinary lustre of his sanctity.”
“Many of them were hardly worth my attention, being collections of sermons, or mathematical treatises, or dry instructional volumes on how to build things, or agricultural tomes on how to grow things, or dull academical works that tried to explain the nature of things.”
“Quite useful as well for a student (non-native speaker) who is asked to write an academical thesis (read: myself)”
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