Pronunciation: (prō"fu-sôr'ē-it, -sōr'-, prof"u-), [key]
1. a group of professors.
2. the office or post of professor.
3. all of the academicians in a given place, as at an educational institution or in a country. Also,pro"fes•so'ri•at.
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