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 (dō′sənt, dō-sĕnt′)
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.

[German Dozent, from Latin docēns, docent-, present participle of docēre, to teach; see dek- in Indo-European roots.]


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]
ˈdocentˌship n


(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]
do′cent•ship`, n.


, 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.
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Noun1.docent - a teacher at some universitiesdocent - a teacher at some universities  
instructor, teacher - a person whose occupation is teaching
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Walden has a docentship in applied mathematics from Uppsala University and is currently affiliated with the International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management.
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He received a docentship in engineering psychology from Lulea University in 1977.