Meaning of “professor” in the English Dictionary

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"professor" in British English

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professornoun [ C ]

uk /prəˈfes.ər/ us /prəˈfes.ɚ/

B1 a teacher of the highest rank 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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  • She's a professor of nutrition at Columbia University.
  • a learned professor

(Definition of “professor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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

(Definition of “professor” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)