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ˈdoʊ sənt; Ger. doʊˈtsɛntdo·cent
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a teacher at some universities
A teacher or lecturer at some American colleges or universities.
A tour guide at a museum, art gallery, historical site, etc.
The docent greeted the visitors and welcomed them to the Louvre.
Instructive; that teaches.
Etymology: From docentem, present participle of docere.
The title of docent is conferred by some European universities to denote a specific academic appointment within a set structure of academic ranks at or below the full professor rank, similar to a British readership, a French "maître de conférences" (MCF), and equal to or above the title of "associate professor". Docent is also used at some (mainly German) 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 (to teach, to lecture). Becoming a docent is often referred to as Habilitation or doctor of science and is an academic qualification that shows that the holder is qualified to be employed at the level of associate or full professor. Docent is the highest academic title in several countries, and the qualifying criteria are research output that corresponds to 3-5 doctoral dissertations, supervision of PhD students, and experience in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.
serving to instruct; teaching
Etymology: [L. docens, -entis, p. pr. of docere to teach.]
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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See Privat docent.
The numerical value of docent in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of docent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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I saw this dress on the floor and a docent told me not to bother to pick it up, because they were throwing it away, i asked if he would sell it to me.
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