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preceptor Line breaks: pre|cept¦or
Pronunciation: /prɪˈsɛptə/

Definition of preceptor in English:

noun (feminine preceptress)

A teacher or instructor.
Example sentences
  • Weekly inservice programs can help educate potential preceptors about precepting students.
  • For Tagore, the teacher is a preceptor whose living example is more important and influential than his learning or scholarship.
  • Committed, competent nurses need support from educators, preceptors, supervisors, peers, and mentors.


Late Middle English: from Latin praeceptor, from praecept- 'warned, instructed', from the verb praecipere (see precept).



Pronunciation: /ˌpriːsɛpˈtɔːrɪəl/


Pronunciation: /prɪˈsɛptəʃɪp/
Example sentences
  • Medical education has responded to these changes by increasingly using community-based physicians to provide preceptorships throughout the four-year medical curriculum.
  • Only one of six schools of nursing offered a perioperative preceptorship or post graduate internship.
  • The results document the lack of preceptorships available to new graduate nurses in the perioperative setting in this geographic region.

Words that rhyme with preceptor

inceptor, receptor, sceptre (US scepter)

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