Definition:Professor

From New World Encyclopedia
  1. A teacher or faculty member at a college or university.
  2. A higher ranking for a teacher or faculty member at a college or university.

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman proffessur, from Latin professor (“declarer, person who claims knowledge”), from the past participle stem of profiteor (“profess”).

Abbreviation

Prof.

Derived terms

  • associate professor
  • assistant professor
  • adjunct professor


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