1. privatdocent.
  2. a college or university lecturer.
  3. a person who is a knowledgeable guide, especially one who conducts visitors through a museum and delivers a commentary on the exhibitions.


  1. a voluntary worker who acts as a guide in a museum, art gallery, etc
  2. (dəʊˈsɛnt, German doˈtsɛnt) (in the US) a lecturer in some colleges or universities

1630s, from Latin docentem (nominative docens), present participle of docere “to teach” (see doctor). As a noun, from 1880.

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