academician

noun
ac·​a·​de·​mi·​cian | \ ˌa-kə-də-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce academician (audio) , ə-ˌka-də- \

Definition of academician

1a : a member of an academy for promoting science, art, or literature
b : a follower of an artistic or philosophical tradition or a promoter of its ideas
2 : academic

Examples of academician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These include Walmart and an academician named Peter MacKeith. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, 11 Oct. 2020 Its history and capitalist bells & whistles aside, Khan Market has been the favoured hub of Delhi’s lawyers, academicians, politicians, and journalists. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, 24 Nov. 2019 Calbright vernacular isn’t the only thing old-school academicians find unfamiliar. Nanette Asimov, SFChronicle.com, 28 Sep. 2019 Hours before his inauguration, Mr. Erdogan dashed off a decree ordering the firing of another 18,000 state employees, most of them members of the police and army, but also teachers and academicians. New York Times, 9 July 2018 Although some academicians have suggested that the agency should be incorporated in RAS, it will now be absorbed into the new science ministry. Andrey Allakhverdov, Science | AAAS, 18 May 2018 The majority of British academicians never become full professors, much less at such an early age. Thomas H. Maugh Ii, latimes.com, 14 Mar. 2018 So were all those renowned academicians who had spent billions devising the surveillance system. The Economist, 30 Sep. 2017 There’s the academician, the person who loves to do research, the advocate, the one who’s really good at going to court. Elisha Brown, The Atlantic, 22 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of academician

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for academician

borrowed from French académicien, going back to Middle French, from academique academic entry 1 + -ien -ian

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“Academician.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/academician. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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