Definition of docent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdəʊsnt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdoʊsnt//
    (North American English)
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  1. 1a person whose job is to show tourists around a museum, etc. and talk to them about it
  2. 2a teacher at some universities who is not a regular member of the department
  3. Word Originlate 19th cent.: via German from Latin docent- ‘teaching’, from docere ‘teach’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: docent