Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An academic.
  • n. A member of an art, literary, or scientific academy or society.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. A collegian.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of an academy or a society for promoting arts and sciences.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • 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.

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  • Professor Shtik was a local "academician" and member of the Writers Union who had made state-funded trips to Iowa to research

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Margaret Heffernan: Willful Blindness: Money Changes The Way Doctors Think

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • She is strictly an academician and a poor choice for a position where some "real world" experience and common sense go a long way.

    Who is Elena Kagan?

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    mark terrill | part II germany « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • "We will only be successful if we create valuation around what it means to be an academician," she says.

    The Academic Dilemma

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