Definition of academician in English:



  • 1A member of an academy, especially the Royal Academy of Arts or the Académie française.

    • ‘The visit of the governor of the province galvanized the Soissons academicians into identifying their intellectual interests more carefully and in a more public venue.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Then in 1841 he was promoted to an ordinary academician at the Academy.’
    • ‘The documents speak of the appalling state the Academy of Sciences was in after Razumovsky - ramshackle buildings, destitute academicians who, not unlike their counterparts today, went unpaid for years.’
    • ‘This debate became public and the academicians engaged in a lively exchange of opinions with members of ‘La petite academie’ in Paris.’
    • ‘The article quoted Ouyang Ziyuan, an academician with the Chinese Academy of Sciences who is in charge of China's lunar exploration program.’
    • ‘He entered the RA Schools in 1789, had a drawing exhibited at the academy in 1790, and was elected a full academician in 1802.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Membership of the academy confers instant celebrity status, with academicians appearing on television chat shows and in popular magazines.’
    • ‘The work of the academicians of Soissons took place in private homes of members in the early years of its existence and there were few occasions at this point for the Academy to be seen publicly as a distinct corps of the city.’
    • ‘He was a frequent exhibitor at the National Academy of Design in New York City, to which he was elected an associate member in 1851 and an academician in 1854.’
    • ‘The relationship between the provincial academician and his civic community was vital to the success of the format of the academies.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘On July 29, 1769, Huet was accepted as an academician at the Academie royale de Peinture et de Sculpture.’
    • ‘First come the works of art produced by the academicians since the Academy was founded in 1752.’
    • ‘In their anger towards the city councilmen, the academicians decided it was at least better that the writing had been done by an academician - even one of the Academie Francaise.’
    • ‘The greatest academies seek the greatest academicians.’
    • ‘In 1901 Lyapunov was elected to the Russian Academy of Sciences in St Petersburg and in the following year became an academician in applied mathematics of the Academy.’
  • 2North American An academic or intellectual.

    • ‘Many academicians believe the accounting education model, which embraces both teaching and research dimensions, is outdated with little relevance to the changes taking place in the wider world.’
    • ‘None of the parties involved in educational research is apolitical - not tribal communities, tribal governments, federal education agencies, or academicians.’
    • ‘I have no doubt some of my fellow academicians are dreading the rise of these kinds of influences.’
    • ‘‘The journal will be circulated among academicians, researchers and others associated with the tourism sector,’ says G. Chandramohan, Director of KITTS.’
    • ‘The degree may additionally bring together the spectral ends of the continuum of professional life: the academician researcher and the clinician.’
    • ‘At other times, academicians or scholarly researchers have debated it in publications.’
    • ‘Most heroes, being only mortal, in reality have clay feet and thus are subject to debunking and the type of revisionist history that our modern professors and academicians so dearly love.’
    • ‘Career advancement is, of course, no less a motive for academicians than for other professionals (including journalists).’
    • ‘But its relevance and application are important for teachers, researchers, writers, scholars, and academicians.’
    • ‘The primary reason for this transition is that scholars and academicians in medical schools consider the data important and possibly valid.’
    • ‘And although fellow academicians might assume that the value of research speaks for itself, making a memorable case often depends on timing and personal connections.’
    • ‘Scholars and academicians offer several remedies: from smaller class sizes, to better teacher training, to strategic funding initiatives.’
    • ‘The book seems to be directed at academicians, researchers, musicians and conductors who would be performing a particular Beethoven work and seeking to understand the expressive elements in greater detail.’
    • ‘Some are employed by the businesses themselves, while others are academicians who receive research contracts from private companies, much as they do grants from government agencies.’
    • ‘Thick with vital information, the publication serves as an educational resource for academicians, extension workers, health fair presenters, and church and community group workers.’
    • ‘Already, many of these newly established private universities have been able to provide salaries and working conditions that have attracted a large number of expatriate scholars and even foreign academicians.’
    • ‘The academicians thus transformed their intellectual studies into civic action and promoted their vision of the value of scholarship and language to the larger community.’
    • ‘The third volume was written by a team of Russian military academicians led by Colonel Professor Valentin Runov, with contributions from officers who had served during the war.’
    • ‘We are looking forward to publishing what promises to be an excellent series from this dedicated group of family physicians, teachers, and academicians.’
    • ‘Microsoft makes its source code accessible to a variety of customers, partners, researchers, governments and academicians through the Shared Source Initiative.’
    university teacher, college teacher, tutor, reader, instructor, scholar, don, professor, fellow, doctor, researcher
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Mid 18th century: from French académicien, from medieval Latin academicus (see academic).