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From academic +‎ -ian ‎(one skilled in), partly after French académicien.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˌka.dəˈmɪ.ʃn̩/, /ˌa.kə.dəˈmɪ.ʃn̩/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæ.kə.dəˈmɪ.ʃn̩/, /əˌkæ.dəˈmɪ.ʃn̩/
  • Rhymes: -ɪʃən


academician ‎(plural academicians)

  1. (now chiefly US) A member (especially a senior one) of the faculty at a college or university; an academic. [from 17th c.]
  2. A member or follower of an academy, or society for promoting science, art, or literature, such as the French Academy, or the Royal Academy of Arts. [From 17th c.]
    • 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Vintage 2007, page 9:
      ‘Well, after I had been in the room about ten minutes, talking to huge overdressed dowagers and tedious Academicians, I suddenly became conscious that some one was looking at me.’


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