Meaning of academician

ac•a•de•mi•cian

Pronunciation: (ak"u-du-mish'un, u-kad"u-), [key]
— n.
  1. a member of an association or institution for the advancement of arts, sciences, or letters.
  2. a follower or promoter of the traditional trends in philosophy, art, or literature: Reforms were instituted over the protests of the academicians.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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