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[lek-cher-er] /ˈlɛk tʃər ər/
a person who lectures.
an academic rank given in colleges and universities to a teacher ranking below assistant professor.
Origin of lecturer
1560-70; lecture + -er1
Related forms
sublecturer, noun Unabridged
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  • From the gallery someone proposed three cheers for the lecturer, which were given with enthusiasm.
  • Those who knew his books found the author in the lecturer.
  • Probably, the closer contact with his audience as lecturer than as writer satisfied his hunger for sympathy.
  • He also enjoyed considerable popularity as a lecturer on art.
  • She later built a career as a writer and part-time lecturer at a small local college.
  • Her sculptures have drawn crowds to gallery shows, and she is in demand as a lecturer.
  • He came from an educated stock, his father having been a surgeon and lecturer on chemistry.
  • Lesley has worked as a research scientist and university lecturer in environmental sciences and biology.
  • First, record the neural output of a lecturer, along with the lecture itself.
  • Coupled with depressed lecturer's wages and a car that wouldn't survive the commute, the writing was on the wall.
British Dictionary definitions for lecturer


a person who lectures
a teacher in higher education without professorial status
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Word Origin and History for lecturer

1580s, agent noun from lecture (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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