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a. A college or university teacher who ranks above an associate professor.
b. A teacher or instructor.
2. One who professes.

[Middle English professour, from Old French professeur, from Latin professor, from professus, past participle of profitērī, to profess; see profess.]

pro′fes·so′ri·al (prō′fĭ-sôr′ē-əl, prŏf′ĭ-) adj.
pro′fes·so′ri·al·ly adv.
pro·fes′sor·ship′ n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.professorial - relating to or characteristic of professors; "professorial demeanor"
prófessors-; háskólakennara-
profesöre ait


[ˌprɒfəˈsɔːrɪəl] ADJ [post, career] → de catedrático; [tone, manner] → magistral


adj (of a professor)eines Professors; (= professorlike)wie ein Professor, professoral (pej)


[ˌprɒfəˈsɔːrɪəl] adjprofessorale


(prəˈfesə) noun
(often abbreviated to Prof. when written).
1. a university teacher who is the head of a department. He is a professor of English at Leeds; Professor Jones.
2. (American) a university teacher.
ˌprofesˈsorial (profəˈsoː-) adjective
proˈfessorship noun
the post of a professor.
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Even for his classroom he had no platitudes, no stock of professorial anecdotes.
It is probable indeed that any professorial gaze lucky enough to meet a pair of dark eyes shining under that white rose garland would never have stopped at respect!
There were errors of orthography, there were foreign idioms, there were some faults of construction, there were verbs irregular transformed into verbs regular; it was mostly made up, as the above example shows, of short and somewhat rude sentences, and the style stood in great need of polish and sustained dignity; yet such as it was, I had hitherto seen nothing like it in the course of my professorial experience.
Special careers, such as civil and military engineering, the navy, mining, and the professorial chair were all fenced about by strict regulations or to be obtained only by competition; whereas in the civil service the revolving wheel which turned clerks into prefects, sub-prefects, assessors, and collectors, like the figures in a magic lantern, was subjected to no such rules and entailed no drudgery.
Today he is the Pravel Professorial Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Patent Law at The George Washington University Law School.
The gift will support a Professorial Chair in Art History and Curating, an exhibition fund and a visiting lecture series, the university said Friday.
ONE of the UK's most innovative bankers - a pioneer of digital technology - delivered his inaugural professorial lecture as a visiting professor at Huddersfield University.
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LIVERPOOL Hope University Professorial Fellow Susan Rodrigues has been awarded a grant of PS90,000 for a project to make science research more accessible to student teachers.
Eventually he was appointed to his professorial chair at City University, where his research, teaching and supervision of post-graduates proved highly valuable.
Soltes (Goldman Professorial Lecturer in Theology and Fine Arts, Georgetown university) is a 140 page compendium exploring the thought, theology, complexities, and philosophical perspectives of Gulen and Rumi within a larger context and framework than a simple contrast of the two would afford.
Led by Professor Brian Butterworth, a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne's School of Psychological Sciences and Emeritus Professor of cognitive neuropsychology at University College London, the study gives insight into the underlying causes of specific learning disabilities and how to tailor individual teaching and learning for individuals and education professionals.