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lecturer

[lek-cher-er]
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noun
  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
Related formssub·lec·tur·er, noun
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lecturer

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

n.

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

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