a suffix forming personal nouns denoting occupations: beautician; mortician.

Words nearby -ician

Origin of -ician

extracted from musician, physician, etc., derived, with -ian, from words ending in -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for -ician


suffix forming nouns

indicating a person skilled or involved in a subject or activityphysician; beautician

Word Origin for -ician

from French -icien; see -ic, -ian
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