a teacher of the highest academic rank in a college or university, who has been awarded the title Professor in a particular branch of learning; a full professor: a professor of Spanish literature.
an instructor in some art or skilled sport: a professor of singing; a professor of boxing.
a person who professes or declares particular sentiments, beliefs, etc.
- pro·fes·so·ri·al [proh-fuh-sawr-ee-uhl, -sohr-, prof-uh-], /ˌproʊ fəˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-, ˌprɒf ə-/, adjective
- pro·fes·so·ri·al·ism, noun
- pro·fes·so·ri·al·ly, adverb
- non·pro·fes·so·ri·al, adjective
- non·pro·fes·so·ri·al·ly, adverb
- pseu·do·pro·fes·so·ri·al, adjective
- sub·pro·fes·sor, noun
- un·pro·fes·so·ri·al, adjective
- un·pro·fes·so·ri·al·ly, adverb
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How to use professor in a sentence
So says Xu Yuan, a professor of finance at Peking University.The same problems plaguing the yuan will plague China’s digital currency | Mary Hui | September 10, 2020 | Quartz
Diana Avila, global head of banking and expansion, TransferWiseA book that had a big impact on me was The Monk and the Riddle, written by Randy Komisar, a professor of mine at Stanford.Book recommendations from Fortune’s 40 under 40 in finance | Rachel King | September 8, 2020 | Fortune
The University of North Carolina sociologist and professor has been consistently prescient.
Cathy Cohen is a professor at the University of Chicago where she directs the GenForward Survey, a nationally representative survey of over 3,000 young adults ages 18–36.Millennials and Gen Zers need better childcare. Can either Biden or Trump deliver? | matthewheimer | August 29, 2020 | Fortune
Michelle Danyluk, a professor of food science at the University of Florida, says it’s “all about perception.”The Salmonella Outbreaks Among Peaches and Onions, Explained | Jenny G. Zhang | August 28, 2020 | Eater
professor Penelope Leach told The Daily Beast it was ludicrous to monitor young children in that way.Britain May Spy on Preschoolers Searching for Potential Jihadis | Nico Hines | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Shakespeare,” said professor Watson, “wrote a story for each of us and in them we can hear what we want.
A former superintendent of Milwaukee schools, he is now a Distinguished professor of Education at Marquette University.
A Harvard-educated poet and professor, Linsker was arrested early Sunday morning and released without bail later that day.The High-Priced Union Rep Charged With Attacking a Cop | Jacob Siegel | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Terry Castle has this great book called The professor, which came out after I was in grad school.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life | David Yaffe | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
More soldiers crowded into the cave and professor-Commander Krafft came in behind them.Sense of Obligation | Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
John Alphonsus Turretini died; professor of ecclesiastical history at Geneva, distinguished for his learning.
Dr. Adam Weishaupt, professor of canon law at Ingolstadt, founded the secret society of the illuminati.
Then my luck changed and I found myself under one of the very greatest teachers of his time, professor Huxley.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Philip Limborch died; a Dutch professor of divinity, and author of a history of the inquisition.
British Dictionary definitions for professor
the principal lecturer or teacher in a field of learning at a university or college; a holder of a university chair
a person who claims skill and instructs others in some sport, occupation, etc
a person who professes his opinions, beliefs, etc
- professorial (ˌprɒfɪˈsɔːrɪəl), adjective
- professorially, adverb
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