Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A member of an academy, or society for promoting science, art, or literature, as of the French Academy, or the Royal Academy of arts.
  • noun rare A collegian.

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

  • noun a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation
  • noun an educator who works at a college or university
  • noun someone elected to honorary membership in an academy

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

    Recent Activity

  • 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

    American Thinker

  • 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.

    Zaki Hasan: Zaki's Review: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

  • 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

  • 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

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