Docent meaning

dōsənt, dō-sĕnt
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Instructive; that teaches.
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A teacher or lecturer at some American colleges or universities.
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A lecturer or tour guide in a museum or cathedral.
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In some American universities, a teacher or lecturer not on the regular faculty.
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A tour guide and lecturer, as at a museum.
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(chiefly US) A tour guide at a museum, art gallery, historical site, etc.

The docent greeted the visitors and welcomed them to the Louvre.

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A teacher or lecturer at some universities who is not a regular faculty member.
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Origin of docent

  • German Dozent from Latin docēns docent- present participle of docēre to teach dek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin docēntem, present participle of docēre (“to teach”).

    From Wiktionary