American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An academic.
- n. A member of an art, literary, or scientific academy or society.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of an academy or a society for promoting arts and sciences. Particularly— A member of the British Royal Academy of Arts: commonly called
Royal Academician, and abbreviated R. A.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A member of an academy, or society for promoting science, art, or literature, as of the French Academy, or the Royal Academy of arts.
- n. rare A collegian.
- n. a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation
- n. an educator who works at a college or university
- n. someone elected to honorary membership in an academy
- From academic + -ian (“one skilled in”), partly after French académicien. (Wiktionary)
“If your father or mother were sick, you would go get a second opinion from an expert doctor, not from an academician, which is what he did.”
“Professor Shtik was a local "academician" and member of the Writers Union who had made state-funded trips to Iowa to research”
“It wasn't until that film's closing moments that we were teased with an impending face-off between Holmes and the villainous James Moriarty, unassuming academician by day, world-beating megalomaniac by night.”
“I'm an academician and devoted to things that don't earn money but I watch people come into the profession on my path and gradually get off of it.”
“He's an honorary U.S. architect, a Swedish engineering academician, and a former Oxford don, and has taught at nine universities, most recently Stanford.”
“Labour mover and shaker Peter Mandelson has selected a 16th-century portrait of Elizabeth I by an anonymous painter; Samantha Cameron has chosen one of LS Lowry's paintings of tiny matchstick figures shown at play at a country fair; while Nick Clegg has opted for academician David Tindle, a little-known painter of inoffensive still lifes and landscapes in washed-out hues.”
“She is strictly an academician and a poor choice for a position where some "real world" experience and common sense go a long way.”
“The countless MFA programs beehiving the land now deposit soooo many Single MFA Holders onto the academician scene that the plausible path to consistent academic literary journal publications and perhaps a book or two by a University Press and thus tenured financial solvency is the path of Two MFAs, one in writing and another in translations.”
“No longer is it routinely plausible for a future academician to attain merely an MFA in writing and latch onto the tactical path of consistent academic literary journal publications and perhaps a book or two by a University Press and thus tenured academic stature and tenured financial solvency.”
“We will only be successful if we create valuation around what it means to be an academician," she says.”
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