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noun [countable] professor pronunciation in British English /prəˈfesə(r)/
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  1. 1
    British a senior teacher in a college or university. Someone begins as a lecturer, then becomes a senior lecturer, then sometimes a reader, and finally a professor
    In 1886 he was appointed professor of physics at the Royal College of Science, London.
 

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