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pro·fes·sor

 (prə-fĕs′ər)
n.
1.
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.

professor

(prəˈfɛsə)
n
1. (Education) the principal lecturer or teacher in a field of learning at a university or college; a holder of a university chair
2. (Education) chiefly US and Canadian any teacher in a university or college. See also associate professor, assistant professor, full professor
3. a person who claims skill and instructs others in some sport, occupation, etc
4. a person who professes his opinions, beliefs, etc
[C14: from Medieval Latin: one who has made his profession in a religious order, from Latin: a public teacher; see profess]
professorial adj
ˌprofesˈsorially adv

pro•fes•sor

(prəˈfɛs ər)

n.
1. a college or university teacher of the highest academic rank in a particular field.
2. any teacher who has the rank of professor, associate professor, or assistant professor.
3. a teacher.
4. an instructor in some art or skilled sport.
5. a person who professes his or her sentiments, beliefs, etc.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin]
pro•fes′sor•ate, pro•fes•so•ri•ate (ˌproʊ fəˈsɔr i ɪt, -ˈsoʊr-, ˌprɒf ə-) n.
pro`fes•so′ri•al, adj.
pro•fes′sor•ship`, n.

professor

teacher
1. 'professor'

In a British university, a professor is the most senior teacher in a department.

Professor Cole is giving a lecture today.
She was professor of English at Strathclyde University.

In an American or Canadian university or college, a professor is a senior teacher. He or she is not necessarily the most senior teacher in a department.

He's a physics professor at Harvard.
My professor allowed me to retake the test.
2. 'teacher'

Don't use 'professor' to refer to a person who teaches at a school or similar institution. Use teacher.

I'm a qualified French teacher.
The teacher set us some homework.

professor

A teacher at a college or university, especially the most senior in a particular field.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.professor - someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or universityprofessor - 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"
academic, faculty member, academician - an educator who works at a college or 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

professor

noun don (Brit.), fellow (Brit.), prof (informal), head of faculty a professor of economics at East Chepstow University
Quotations
"A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep" [W.H. Auden]
Translations
أُسْتَاذ جَامِعِيأُسْتاذ جامِعيبروفيسور، رَئيس قِسْم في الجامِعَه
profesor-ka
professorlektor
opettajaprofessori
פרופ
profesorprofesorica
professzortanszékvezetõ egyetemi tanáregyetemi tanárfõiskolai tanár
háskólakennariprófessor
教授
교수
professor
dėstytojoprofesoriaus vietaprofesorius
pasniedzejsprofesors
profesor
professor
mwalimu
ศาสตราจารย์
profesörhocaöğretim görevlisi
giáo sư

professor

[prəˈfesəʳ] N
1. (Brit, US) (Univ) → catedrático/a m/f (de universidad)
Professor Cameronel catedrático Cameron
he is a professor of economicses catedrático de economía
full professorcatedrático/a m/f (de universidad)
see also assistant B
see also associate E
2. (US) (= teacher) → profesor(a) m/f (universitario/a)
a science professorun profesor de ciencias

professor

[prəˈfɛsər] n
professeur(e) m/f (titulaire d'une chaire)
He's the French professor
BUT Il est titulaire de la chaire de français.
(US) (= lecturer) → professeur m

professor

n
Professor(in) m(f); (US: = lecturer of highest rank) → Dozent(in) m(f); the professorsdie Professorenschaft
(of a faith)Bekenner(in) m(f)

professor

[prəˈfɛsəʳ] n (Univ) (Brit) → docente m/f (Am) (teacher) → professore/essa

professor

(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.

professor

أُسْتَاذ جَامِعِي profesor professor Professor καθηγητής profesor professori professeur d’université profesor professore 教授 교수 professor professor profesor catedrático профессор professor ศาสตราจารย์ profesör giáo sư 教授
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