professor - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun [countable] 

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/prəˈfesə(r)/
singularprofessor
pluralprofessors
  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.

  2. 2
    American a teacher in a college or university. Someone begins as an assistant professor, then becomes an associate professor, and finally a full professor.