[ lek-cher-er ]
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  1. a person who lectures.

  2. an academic rank given in colleges and universities to a teacher ranking below assistant professor.

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Origin of lecturer

First recorded in 1560–70; lecture + -er1

Other words from lecturer

  • sub·lec·tur·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for lecturer


/ (ˈlɛktʃərə) /

  1. a person who lectures

  2. a teacher in higher education without professorial status

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