What does professor mean?

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prəˈfɛs ərpro·fes·sor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. professor, prof(noun)

    someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university

Wiktionary

  1. professor(Noun)

    A teacher or faculty member at a college or university.

    Etymology: From proffessur, from professor, from the past participle stem of profiteor.

  2. professor(Noun)

    A higher ranking for a teacher or faculty member at a college or university. Abbreviated Prof.

    Etymology: From proffessur, from professor, from the past participle stem of profiteor.

  3. professor(Noun)

    An honorific title for a higher ranking teacher. (Capitalised)

    Professor Plum or Prof. Plum.

    Etymology: From proffessur, from professor, from the past participle stem of profiteor.

  4. professor(Noun)

    One who professes.

    Etymology: From proffessur, from professor, from the past participle stem of profiteor.

  5. professor(Noun)

    A pianist in a saloon, brothel, etc.

    Etymology: From proffessur, from professor, from the past participle stem of profiteor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Professor(noun)

    one who professed, or makes open declaration of, his sentiments or opinions; especially, one who makes a public avowal of his belief in the Scriptures and his faith in Christ, and thus unites himself to the visible church

    Etymology: [L., a teacher, a public teacher: cf. F. professeur. See Profess.]

  2. Professor(noun)

    one who professed, or publicly teaches, any science or branch of learning; especially, an officer in a university, college, or other seminary, whose business it is to read lectures, or instruct students, in a particular branch of learning; as a professor of theology, of botany, of mathematics, or of political economy

    Etymology: [L., a teacher, a public teacher: cf. F. professeur. See Profess.]

Freebase

  1. Professor

    A professor is a scholarly teacher; the precise meaning of the term varies by country. Literally, professor derives from Latin as a "person who professes" being usually an expert in arts or sciences, a teacher of high rank. In much of the world, including most Commonwealth nations and northern Europe professor is reserved only for the most senior academics at a university, typically a department chair, or an awarded chair specifically bestowed recognizing an individual at a university or similar institution. A professor is a highly accomplished and recognized academic, and the title is in most cases awarded only after decades of scholarly work to senior academics. In the United States and Canada the title of professor is granted to most scholars with doctorate degrees or equivalent qualifications who teach in two- and four-year colleges and universities, and is used in the titles assistant professor and associate professor, which are not considered professor-level positions elsewhere, as well as for full professors. In countries on the northern European mainland, such as the Netherlands and the Scandinavian countries, usage of professor as a legal title is limited much the same way as in most Commonwealth countries, that is, it is reserved for someone who holds a chair. In the United States, "professor" as a proper noun generally implies a person with a Ph.D. who holds a permanent position at the college or university level, regardless of rank.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'professor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2017

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'professor' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2566

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'professor' in Nouns Frequency: #856

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How to say professor in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of professor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of professor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of professor in a Sentence

  1. Paul Chan:

    AMID CORONAVIRUS, IS IT SAFE TO SEND CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL ? EXPERTS, PARENTS WEIGH IN Professor Francis KL Chan, dean of the faculty of medicine and director of the Centre for Gut Microbiota Research at CUH, remarkedin the press release regarding another case where the stool sample test revealed a significant finding. Among the confirmed cases in the territory, we note that there is more than one COVID-19 patient who had stool test positive while tests for respiratory samples were negative. Stool test is accurate and safe, making it suitable and more effective for COVID-19 screening for specific groups of people.

  2. Nicholas Alahverdian:

    Everything I have said about DCYF has been proven to be true. The headlines have never stopped. Rhode Island has finally elected two consecutive governors who recognized and admitted the failures of DCYF. A Harvard Kennedy School of Government professor called DCYF “the most messed up agency” in America. And change is happening.

  3. Laurence Tribe:

    Or, if Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe decides, ‘ I ’m simply not going to protect United States from foreign attack. I ’m busy making money. ’.

  4. John Whyte:

    The antigen test commonly known as the rapid diagnostic test after which results are provided in minutes to an hour detects specific proteins on the viruss surface. Its usually highly accurate, but it ismore likely to miss an active infection compared to the molecular test, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Meanwhile, the molecular test, also known as the RT-PCR test, nucleic acid amplification test, or a NAAT or diagnostic test, detects the viruss genetic material and, depending ondemand in the lab, typically takes a day or up to a week for results. This test is highly accurate and usually does not need to be repeated. Those who havesymptoms but have a negative rapid antigen test may require a molecular test to see there isindeed an active infection, according tothe FDA. As it stands now, I think we trade off accuracy for speed, i think we will continue to improve these tests but thats also why being attuned to symptoms and practicing the public health strategies is the way to go for now. Ultimately, we need to do more surveillance testing to really see whats happening in the community. Dr. William Schaffner, a medical professor at Vanderbilt University and medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, told Fox News that testing could play a role in certain situations, using a family with young children visiting grandparents as a key example. Testing could have a role in this, though not so much for grandma and grandpa who have [ likely ] been sheltered at home, he said. But William Schaffner, like John Whyte, expressed concerns over testing accuracy and providing a false sense of security to those who receive the test. I think you have to inquire on the front end how long it takes for the results to come back, it tells you what your status is on that day.

  5. Utrecht University:

    The trouble is this was written by a professor, and that tells you all you need to know about higher education, everything they dont like is Hitlerian. ... Kingdoms are fascistic.

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