dietitian

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Irregular spelling of diet +‎ -ician, probably influenced by dietetic[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /daɪəˈtɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

dietitian (plural dietitians)

  1. A person who studies or practices dietetics.
    • 2013, Nutrition for Nursing, Edition 5.0, Assessment Technologies Institute, page 142:
      The dietitian works with the client to develop meal planning that meets the client's needs based on healthy food choices.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Professionals in the field prefer dietitian to dietician and most corpora show the preferred spelling to be significantly more common, but BNC shows them about equally common in the UK. The Corpus of Global Web-based English (GloWbE) shows the preferred spelling about 40% more common.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ International Confederation of Dietetic Associations Dietetics Around the World, "The “c” in dietitians – a long history and fading future (maybe)", 2010, vol. 17 issue 2 [1]