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instructor

[ in-struhk-ter ]
/ ɪnˈstrʌk tər /
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noun
a person who instructs; teacher.
a teacher in a college or university who ranks below an assistant professor.
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Origin of instructor

1425–75; late Middle English <Latin, equivalent to instruc-, variant stem of instruere (see instruct) + -tor-tor

OTHER WORDS FROM instructor

in·struc·to·ri·al [in-struhk-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-], /ˌɪn strʌkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjectivein·struc·tor·ship, nounself-in·struc·tor, noun
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How to use instructor in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for instructor

instructor
/ (ɪnˈstrʌktə) /

noun
someone who instructs; teacher
US and Canadian a university teacher ranking below assistant professor

Derived forms of instructor

instructorship, nouninstructress (ɪnˈstrʌktrɪs), fem n
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