Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A teacher or lecturer at some universities who is not a regular faculty member.
  • noun A lecturer or tour guide in a museum or cathedral.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Teaching.
  • noun See privat-docent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Serving to instruct; teaching.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Instructive; that teaches.
  • noun A teacher or lecturer at some American colleges or universities.
  • noun A tour guide at a museum, art gallery, historical site, etc.

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

  • noun a teacher at some universities

Etymologies

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

[German Dozent, from Latin docēns, docent-, present participle of docēre, to teach; see dek- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin docēntem, present participle of docēre ("to teach").

Examples

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  • "'A librarian docent accompanies every entrant at all times. Tonight, the docents are gone. What you are requesting is carte blanche access. Not even our cardinals enter alone.'"

    - 'Angels and Demons', Dan Brown.

    February 28, 2008