[ak-uh-duh-mish-uh n, uh-kad-uh-]
- a member of an association or institution for the advancement of arts, sciences, or letters.
- a follower or promoter of the traditional trends in philosophy, art, or literature: Reforms were instituted over the protests of the academicians.
Origin of academician
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Examples from the Web for academician
He needs to display a level of skill that brings him closer to an American sign-painter than to a French academician.Hopper: So Bad He's Good
August 5, 2013
There was only one Academician who could be found to give a vote for Harlow.
They unanimously elected me an Academician, and I have received the diploma.
In 1791 he was elected an Associate, and in 1794 an Academician.A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture</p>
Clara Erskine Clement
A man is born an Academician as he is born a bishop or a cook.The Merry-Go-Round
Carl Van Vechten
Then he would have declared himself not to be an Academician, but a Republican.The Life of Cicero
- a member of an academy (sense 1)
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