Ma*gi"cian (?), n. [F. magicien. See Magic, n.]
One skilled in magic; one who practices the black art; an enchanter; a necromancer; a sorcerer or sorceress; a conjurer.
<-- these days, mostly an entertainer who produces seemingly magical effects by clever illusions; most magicians admit that the craft is mere illusion, rather than a true supernatural art. -->
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