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: a member of an academy for promoting science, art, or literature
: a follower of an artistic or philosophical tradition or a promoter of its ideas
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1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
borrowed from French académicien, going back to Middle French, from academique academic entry 1 + -ien -ian
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