Sunday, 20th April 2014

by Joshua Gaskell

Ivory tower, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈaɪvərɪ ˈtaʊə(r)/
Etymology: < French tour d’ivoire

A condition of seclusion or separation from the world in which blue-sky research can be undertaken; contr. with Research Excellence Framework ivory-effect demonstrable economic impact tower, n.

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