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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.
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Adj.1.professorial - relating to or characteristic of professors; "professorial demeanor"
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profesöre ait


[ˌprɒfəˈsɔːrɪəl] ADJ [post, career] → de catedrático; [tone, manner] → magistral
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adj (of a professor)eines Professors; (= professorlike)wie ein Professor, professoral (pej)
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[ˌprɒfəˈsɔːrɪəl] adjprofessorale
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(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.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is now giving him this year's Torsten Soderberg Academy Professorial Chair in Medicine for his work in achieving a detailed map of the human brain.
Under the MTI Act provisions of promotion of professorial lot envisage the condition of research publications.
Oba Adetona, who ascended the throne of his forefathers on Saturday, April 2, 1960, has been a force to reckon with and has always been regarded as a traditional ruler who is passionate about good governance, and this was why he instituted a professorial chair in good governance at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State.
The gift will be used to fund two data science professorial chairmen, an interest-free student loan program and future facilities improvement of the newly named Aboitiz School of Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (Asite).
The gift will support two Data Science Professorial Chairs, an interest-free student loan program, and future facilities improvement of AIM's newly named Aboitiz School of Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (ASITE).
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The BHF is important in keeping cardiac research going in this country in the times of NHS austerity, and the funds go to established professorial units.
Samuel is a former chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and a professorial fellow at Monash Business School.