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noun [countable] professor pronunciation in American English /prəˈfesər/ 
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pluralprofessors
 
  1. 1
    American a teacher in a college or university. Someone begins as an assistant professor, then becomes an associate professor, and finally a full professor

    I was waiting outside Professor Hertz's office.

    a biology/geography professor

    professor of:

    a professor of English/physics

    be appointed professor (of something):

    In 1963 he was appointed professor of history.

 

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