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1    the principal lecturer or teacher in a field of learning at a university or college; a holder of a university chair  
2      (Chiefly U.S. 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  
  professorially      adv  

assistant professor  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   a university teacher lower in rank than an associate professor  
associate professor  
1    (in the U.S. and Canada) a university teacher lower in rank than a full professor but higher than an assistant professor  
2    (in New Zealand) a senior lecturer holding the rank below professor  
full professor  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   a university teacher of the highest academic rank  
Regius professor  
      n     (Brit)   a person appointed by the Crown to a university chair founded by a royal patron  
     (C17: regius, from Latin: royal, from rex king)  
visiting professor  
      n   a professor invited to teach in a college or university other than his own, often in another country, for a certain period, such as a term or year  
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don     (Brit.)   fellow     (Brit.)   head of faculty, prof     (informal)  

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