[ pree-vaht-doh-tsent ]
/ priˈvɑt doʊˈtsɛnt /
(in German and certain other universities) a private teacher or lecturer recognized by the university but receiving no compensation from it, being remunerated by fees.
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Also called docent.
Words nearby privatdocent
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Example sentences from the Web for privatdocent
Late in the same year he delivered his inaugural lecture as Privatdocent in the university.
British Dictionary definitions for privatdocent
/ (German priˈvaːtdoˈtsɛnt) /
(esp in German-speaking countries) a university lecturer who formerly received fees from his students rather than a university salary
Word Origin for Privatdocent
German, from privat private + docent (for Dozent lecturer) from Latin docēre to teach
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