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(Education) informal short for professor
[1830–40, Amer.; by shortening]
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|Noun||1.||prof - someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university|
faculty, staff - the body of teachers and administrators at a school; "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"
assistant professor - a teacher or lower rank than an associate professor
associate professor - a teacher lower in rank than a full professor but higher than an assistant professor
full professor - a professor of the highest rank
Regius professor - holder of a British professorship created by a royal patron
visiting professor - a professor visiting another college or university to teach for a limited time