[ ak-uh-duh-mish-uhn, uh-kad-uh- ]
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  1. a member of an association or institution for the advancement of arts, sciences, or letters.

  2. 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

Other words from academician

  • non·a·cad·e·mi·cian, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use academician in a sentence

  • Whistler's was a three-storey house, with a garden in front, humble compared with the palaces Academicians were building.

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler | Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • Similar threats have been heard in recent years, and the rejected work has stayed out, and the Academicians have stayed in.

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler | Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • Carmina opened the catalogue at the first page, and discovered a list of Royal Academicians.

    Heart and Science | Wilkie Collins

British Dictionary definitions for academician


/ (əˌkædəˈmɪʃən, ˌækədə-) /

  1. a member of an academy (sense 1)

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