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or pro·fes·so·ri·at  (prō′fĭ-sôr′ē-ət, prŏf′ĭ-)
1. The rank or office of a professor.
2. College or university professors considered as a group.
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(ˌprɒfɪˈsɔːrɪɪt) ,




1. (Education) a group of professors
2. (Education) Also called (esp Brit): professorship the rank or position of university professor
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