- in some American universities, a teacher or lecturer not on the regular faculty
- a tour guide and lecturer, as at a museum
Origin of docentGer, earlier spelling, spelled of dozent, teacher, lecturer from Classical Latin docens, present participle of docere, to teach: see decent
- A teacher or lecturer at some universities who is not a regular faculty member.
- A lecturer or tour guide in a museum or cathedral.
Origin of docentGerman Dozent from Latin docēns docent- present participle of docēre to teach ; see dek- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more docent, superlative most docent)
- Instructive; that teaches.
From Latin docēntem, present participle of docēre (“to teach”).