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noun [countable] professor pronunciation in American English /prəˈfesər/
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    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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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