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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who instructs; a teacher.
  • n. A college or university teacher who ranks below an assistant professor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who instructs; a teacher

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who instructs; one who imparts knowledge to another; a teacher.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who instructs; a teacher; a person who imparts knowledge to another by precept or information.
  • n. Specifically, in American colleges, a teacher inferior in rank to a professor. The exact meaning of the term varies in different institutions. See tutor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person whose occupation is teaching

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