- a college or university lecturer.
- a person who is a knowledgeable guide, especially one who conducts visitors through a museum and delivers a commentary on the exhibitions.
Origin of docent
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Historical Examples of docent
In the evening at the house of Gizycki (a Docent on Ethics), to a "privatissimum" with a supper after it.The Letters of William James, Vol. 1
Doctor Norbert Hanold, docent of archology, really found in the relief nothing noteworthy for his science.Delusion and Dream
Like the “wonderful one-hoss shay,” the tottering old chair had collapsed and the docent lay sprawling under the ruins.Up the Orinoco and down the Magdalena
H. J. Mozans
After a course in chemistry, he began the systematic study of medicine and in 1811 became a Privat docent.
After spending some time as teacher in a private school, he returned to Leipsic as Privat Docent in the university.History of Education
- a voluntary worker who acts as a guide in a museum, art gallery, etc
- (dəʊˈsɛnt, German doˈtsɛnt) (in the US) a lecturer in some colleges or universities
Word Origin for docent
1630s, from Latin docentem (nominative docens), present participle of docere "to teach" (see doctor). As a noun, from 1880.