Etymology
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magician (n.)

late 14c., "one skilled in magic or sorcery," from Old French magiciien "magician, sorcerer," from magique (see magic (n.)). As "practitioner of legerdemain," by 1590s.

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Definitions of magician

magician (n.)
someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience;
Synonyms: prestidigitator / conjurer / conjuror / illusionist
magician (n.)
one who practices magic or sorcery;
Synonyms: sorcerer / wizard / necromancer / thaumaturge / thaumaturgist
From wordnet.princeton.edu