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docent

[doh-suh nt; German doh-tsent] /ˈdoʊ sənt; German doʊˈtsɛnt/
noun
2.
a college or university lecturer.
3.
a person who is a knowledgeable guide, especially one who conducts visitors through a museum and delivers a commentary on the exhibitions.
Origin of docent
1630-1640
1630-40; < German Dozent < Latin docent- (stem of docēns, present participle of docēre), equivalent to doc- teach + -ent -ent
Related forms
docentship, noun
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docent

/ˈdəʊsənt/
noun
1.
a voluntary worker who acts as a guide in a museum, art gallery, etc
2.
(dəʊˈsɛnt; German) (doˈtsɛnt). (in the US) a lecturer in some colleges or universities
Derived Forms
docentship, noun
Word Origin
C19: from German Dozent, from Latin docēns from docēre to teach
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Word Origin and History for docent
adj.

1630s, from Latin docentem (nominative docens), present participle of docere "to teach" (see doctor). As a noun, from 1880.

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