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educator

[ej-oo-key-ter] /ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that educates, especially a teacher, principal, or other person involved in planning or directing education.
2.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Latin ēducātor, equivalent to ēducā(re) (see educate) + -tor -tor
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British Dictionary definitions for educators

educator

/ˈɛdjʊˌkeɪtə/
noun
1.
a person who educates; teacher
2.
a specialist in education; educationalist
3.
(in South Africa) a school teacher
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Word Origin and History for educators

educator

n.

1560s, "one who nourishes or rears;" 1670s, "one who trains or instructs," from Latin educator (in classical Latin, "a foster father" as well as "a tutor"), agent noun from past participle stem of educare (see educate). Latin educatrix meant "a nurse."

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