[doh-suhnt; German doh-tsent]
a college or university lecturer.
a person who is a knowledgeable guide, especially one who conducts visitors through a museum and delivers a commentary on the exhibitions.

1630–40; < German Dozent < Latin docent- (stem of docēns, present participle of docēre), equivalent to doc- teach + -ent -ent

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docent (ˈdəʊsənt)
1.  a voluntary worker who acts as a guide in a museum, art gallery, etc
2.  (in the US) a lecturer in some colleges or universities
[C19: from German Dozent, from Latin docēns from docēre to teach]

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Word Origin & History

1639, from L. docentem, from docere "to teach" (see doctor).
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Example sentences
If you're less so, you can be a docent or a greeter.
If you prefer the guidance of a host, join a one-hour, docent-led ship tour.
Candidates are required to participate in a series of docent training sessions.
Docents volunteer on a weekly basis, or as the schedule dictates, and
  participate in monthly docent meetings.
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