instructor

noun in·struc·tor \ in-ˈstrək-tər \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of instructor

: one that instructs : teacher; especially : a college teacher below professorial rank

instructorship

play \in-ˈstrək-tər-ˌship\ noun

Examples of instructor in a Sentence

  1. He's a poetry instructor at a local community college.

  2. had spent most of his adulthood as an instructor in the local school system

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First Known Use of instructor

15th century


INSTRUCTOR Defined for English Language Learners

instructor

noun

Definition of instructor for English Language Learners

  • : a person who teaches a subject or skill : someone who instructs people

  • : a teacher in a college or university who is not a professor


INSTRUCTOR Defined for Kids

instructor

noun in·struc·tor \ in-ˈstrək-tər \

Definition of instructor for Students



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