Definition of academician in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˌkadəˈmɪʃ(ə)n/


1A member of an academy, especially the Royal Academy of Arts or the Académie française.
Example sentences
  • He is an academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a member of the Presidential Council on Sciences and Education, and has enormous influence on the selection and training of all Russian space travelers.
  • Topgyal, a Tibetan academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, was very excited at the news about the successful launch of the manned Shenzhou V spaceship that made China the third country in the world to send a man into space.
  • Although he has been elected mayor twice in succession since 1995, Xu is an academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and is still a professor and tutor for doctoral students of the university.
2North American An academic or intellectual.
Example sentences
  • Microsoft makes its source code accessible to a variety of customers, partners, researchers, governments and academicians through the Shared Source Initiative.
  • The primary reason for this transition is that scholars and academicians in medical schools consider the data important and possibly valid.
  • At other times, academicians or scholarly researchers have debated it in publications.


Mid 18th century: from French académicien, from medieval Latin academicus (see academic).

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