-ician


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

Nearby words

  1. -ibly,
  2. -ic,
  3. -ical,
  4. -ically,
  5. -ice,
  6. -ics,
  7. -id,
  8. -ida,
  9. -idae,
  10. -ide

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

-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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