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"professor" in British English

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professornoun [C]

uk   /prəˈfes.ər/  us   //
B1 a ​teacher of the ​highestrank in a ​department of a British ​university, or a ​teacher of high ​rank in an American ​university or ​college: Professor Stephen Hawking a professor of ​sociology a ​sociology professor [as form of address] Thank you, Professor.
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"professor" in American English

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professornoun [C]

 us   /prəˈfes·ər/ (abbreviation Prof.)
a ​teacher of high ​rank in an American ​university or ​college: Professor W. B. Ofuatey-Kodjoe a ​history professor/professor of ​history
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