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Definition of educator

1 : one skilled in teaching : teacher
2a : a student of the theory and practice of education : educationist sense 2
b : an administrator in education

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Examples of educator in a Sentence

The conference will attract many leading scholars and educators. decided at a fairly young age that there is no more rewarding career than that of an educator
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First Known Use of educator

1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Oct 2020

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“Educator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of educator

chiefly US : a person (such as a teacher or a school administrator) who has a job in the field of education

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