academician

noun
ac·a·de·mi·cian | \ˌa-kə-də-ˈmi-shən, 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

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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, "Erdogan Begins New Term and Names His Son-in-Law Finance Minister," 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, "Head of controversial agency becomes Russian minister for science and higher education," 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, "Stephen Hawking, who redefined the view of the universe for scientists and public alike, dies at 76," 14 Mar. 2018 So were all those renowned academicians who had spent billions devising the surveillance system. The Economist, "Midnight and countingStanislav Petrov was declared to have died on September 18th," 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, "Building Mentorship Out of Trauma," 22 Sep. 2017 The second annual conference gathers more than 200 Navy commanders, defense industry tycoons and academicians to three days of talks on how to adapt America’s Navy to wage war. Carl Prine, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Navy's surface warfare boss urges smarter, tougher sailors for future sea battles," 15 Aug. 2017 Before the debate in the Duma, Fortov and other academicians met twice with Putin behind closed doors to discuss the changes. Vladimir Pokrovsky, Science | AAAS, "Putin tightens control over Russian Academy of Sciences," 27 June 2017 Well, maybe not, suggests another academician, John Sides, an associate professor of political science at George Washington University. Clyde Haberman, New York Times, "Difficult Questions: How Much the Clinton-Trump Debates Matter," 25 Sep. 2016

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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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