Meaning of ACADEMICIAN in English


/ak'euh deuh mish"euhn, euh kad'euh-/ , 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.

[ 1740-50; académicien, equiv. to académic- ACADEMIC + -ien -IAN ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .