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magician

[muh-jish-uh n] /məˈdʒɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
an entertainer who is skilled in producing illusion by sleight of hand, deceptive devices, etc.; conjurer.
2.
a person who is skilled in magic; sorcerer.
Origin of magician
1350-1400
1350-1400; magic + -ian; replacing Middle English magicien < Middle French
Synonyms
2. necromancer, enchanter, wizard.
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magician

/məˈdʒɪʃən/
noun
1.
another term for conjuror
2.
a person who practises magic
3.
a person who has extraordinary skill, influence, or qualities
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Word Origin and History for magician
n.

late 14c., from Old French magiciien "magician, sorcerer," from magique (see magic (n.)).

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