[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

1740–50; < French académicien, equivalent to académic- academic + -ien -ian
Related formsnon·a·cad·e·mi·cian, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of academician

  • He needs to display a level of skill that brings him closer to an American sign-painter than to a French academician.

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Historical Examples of academician

British Dictionary definitions for academician



a member of an academy (sense 1)
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