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academic | pracademic |

As nouns the difference between academic and pracademic

is that academic is while pracademic is someone who is both an academic and an active practitioner in their subject area.

As adjectives the difference between academic and pracademic

is that academic is while pracademic is pertaining to a type of teaching style for entrepreneurs.

academic

English

Alternative forms

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

Adjective

(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

    Noun

    (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)
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  • 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

    References

    pracademic

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone who is both an academic and an active practitioner in their subject area.
  • The life and times of pracademics

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Pertaining to a type of teaching style for entrepreneurs
  • :I earned a pracademic degree.
  • The Pracademic Curve

    References

    *Paul L Posner, 'The Life and Times of Pracademics', [http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/pa/minnowbrook3/PDF%20Files/Phase%20II%20Papers/Posner%20-%20The%20Pracademic.pdf] *Maria R. Volpe and David Chandler, Resolving and Managing Conflicts in Academic Communities: The Emerging Role of the "Pracademic", Negotiation Journal, Vol 17 No. 3, P245-255, 2001, Wiley InterScience *Willard T. Price, A Pracademic Research Agenda for Public Infrastructure, Public Works Management & Policy , Vol. 5, No. 4, 287-296 (2001), Sage. *George L. Hanbury, A “Pracademic’s” Perspective of Ethics and Honor: Imperatives for Public Service in the 21st Century!, Public Organization Review, Volume 4, No. 3, Sept. 2004, pp. 187-204, Springer. * Pracademic Degree *Peter Simpson, Leicester University, Inaugural conference of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management (April 2009)[http://www.icpem.net/Resources/Documentlinks/tabid/107/Default.aspx]. English blends