Es como se llaman los docentes en universidades. Aqui está el Webster's (significado 2, a y b):
professor (pro feser, pre-)
1 a person who professes something; esp., one who openly declares his sentiments, religious beliefs, etc.
2 a) a college or university teacher of the highest academic rank, usually in a specific field; full professor b) short for assistant professor & associate professor c) loosely, any college, university, or, occas., secondary-school teacher
3 any person claiming or assumed to be especially skilled or experienced in some art, sport, etc.: a popular or humorous usage
professorial (profe sore el, pra-)
professorship or professorate (-et)
[ME professoure < L, teacher < professus: see profess]
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