Definition of preceptor in English:

preceptor

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

noun (feminine preceptress)

  • A teacher or instructor.
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    • 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.

Derivatives

preceptorial

Pronunciation: /ˌpriːsɛpˈtɔːrɪəl/
adjective

preceptorship

noun
More 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.

Origin

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

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