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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.
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.
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!
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.
On December 5, Professor Robert Carter, Professorial Research Fellow at UCL Qatar, and Dr Ferhan Sakal, Head of Archaeological Operations at Qatar Museums, will explain how the excavation helps document lives of the people of Doha, from the foundation of the town at the start of the 19th century through to the impact of the discovery of oil in the 1950s.
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), in partnership with the University of the Philippines System, hosted the 2017 BSP-UP Professorial Chair Lectures, on 18-19 October 2017 at the Executive Business Center, BSP Head Office, Malate, Manila.
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Abiodun Alao, has delivered an inaugural professorial lecture at King's College, London, making him the first black African scholar to deliver such a lecture since the school was established in 1829.
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