academician

[ ak-uh-duh-mish-uh n, uh-kad-uh- ]
/ ˌæk ə dəˈmɪʃ ən, əˌkæd ə- /

noun

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

1740–50; < French académicien, equivalent to académic- academic + -ien -ian

Related forms

non·a·cad·e·mi·cian, noun
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academician

/ (əˌkædəˈmɪʃən, ˌækədə-) /

noun

a member of an academy (sense 1)
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