Definitions for docentˈdoʊ sənt; Ger. doʊˈtsɛnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. docent(noun)

    a teacher at some universities


  1. docent(Noun)

    A teacher or lecturer at some American colleges or universities.

  2. docent(Noun)

    A tour guide at a museum, art gallery, historical site, etc.

    The docent greeted the visitors and welcomed them to the Louvre.

  3. docent(Adjective)

    Instructive; that teaches.

  4. Origin: From docentem, present participle of docere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Docent(adj)

    serving to instruct; teaching

  2. Origin: [L. docens, -entis, p. pr. of docere to teach.]


  1. Docent

    Docent is a title at some European universities to denote a specific academic appointment within a set structure of academic ranks below professor. Docent is also used at some universities generically for a person who has the right to teach. The term is derived from the Latin word docēns, which is the present active participle of docēre.

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