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

Origin of lecturer

First recorded in 1560–70; lecture + -er1
Related formssub·lec·tur·er, noun
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Related Words for lecturer

professor, instructor, docent, speaker, reader, lector

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a person who lectures
a teacher in higher education without professorial status
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Word Origin and History for lecturer

1580s, agent noun from lecture (v.).

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