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[ak-uh-duh-mish-uh n, uh-kad-uh-] /ˌæk ə dəˈmɪʃ ən, əˌkæd ə-/
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
nonacademician, noun Unabridged
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  • The world is in the grip of a global lab experiment put on by an academician that happens to have gotten his subject wrong.
  • In the past, the highest position that any academician could aspire for was vice-chancellor.
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  • He attended its meetings, and fulfilled all the duties of an academician.
British Dictionary definitions for academician


/əˌkædəˈmɪʃən; ˌækədə-/
a member of an academy (sense 1)
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