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1. A teacher or lecturer at some universities who is not a regular faculty member.
2. A lecturer or tour guide in a museum or cathedral.
1. a voluntary worker who acts as a guide in a museum, art gallery, etc
2. (Education) (in the US) a lecturer in some colleges or universities
[C19: from German Dozent, from Latin docēns from docēre to teach]
do•cent(ˈdoʊ sənt; Ger. doʊˈtsɛnt)
2. a college or university lecturer.
3. a knowledgeable guide, esp. one who conducts visitors through a museum.
[1630–40; < German Dozent < Latin docent-, s. of docēns, present participle of docēre to teach]
docent, docible, docile - Docent comes from Latin docere, "to teach"; docible is "capable of learning" and docile first meant "teachable."
See also related terms for teacher.
A lecturer in some colleges or universities, especially one who is not a regular member of a faculty.