Definition of academician in English:



  • 1North American An academic; an intellectual.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The degree may additionally bring together the spectral ends of the continuum of professional life: the academician researcher and the clinician.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Many academicians believe the accounting education model, which embraces both teaching and research dimensions, is outdated with little relevance to the changes taking place in the wider world.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Thick with vital information, the publication serves as an educational resource for academicians, extension workers, health fair presenters, and church and community group workers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Microsoft makes its source code accessible to a variety of customers, partners, researchers, governments and academicians through the Shared Source Initiative.’
    • ‘Career advancement is, of course, no less a motive for academicians than for other professionals (including journalists).’
    • ‘The primary reason for this transition is that scholars and academicians in medical schools consider the data important and possibly valid.’
    • ‘Scholars and academicians offer several remedies: from smaller class sizes, to better teacher training, to strategic funding initiatives.’
    • ‘I have no doubt some of my fellow academicians are dreading the rise of these kinds of influences.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We are looking forward to publishing what promises to be an excellent series from this dedicated group of family physicians, teachers, and academicians.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But its relevance and application are important for teachers, researchers, writers, scholars, and academicians.’
    • ‘‘The journal will be circulated among academicians, researchers and others associated with the tourism sector,’ says G. Chandramohan, Director of KITTS.’
    • ‘None of the parties involved in educational research is apolitical - not tribal communities, tribal governments, federal education agencies, or academicians.’
    • ‘At other times, academicians or scholarly researchers have debated it in publications.’
    university teacher, college teacher, tutor, reader, instructor, scholar, don, professor, fellow, doctor, researcher
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  • 2A member of an academy, especially of the Royal Academy of Arts, the Académie Française, or the Russian Academy of Sciences.

    • ‘This debate became public and the academicians engaged in a lively exchange of opinions with members of ‘La petite academie’ in Paris.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The article quoted Ouyang Ziyuan, an academician with the Chinese Academy of Sciences who is in charge of China's lunar exploration program.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He entered the RA Schools in 1789, had a drawing exhibited at the academy in 1790, and was elected a full academician in 1802.’
    • ‘Then in 1841 he was promoted to an ordinary academician at the Academy.’
    • ‘The greatest academies seek the greatest academicians.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘First come the works of art produced by the academicians since the Academy was founded in 1752.’
    • ‘The relationship between the provincial academician and his civic community was vital to the success of the format of the academies.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Membership of the academy confers instant celebrity status, with academicians appearing on television chat shows and in popular magazines.’
    • ‘On July 29, 1769, Huet was accepted as an academician at the Academie royale de Peinture et de Sculpture.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’


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