a form of financial aid awarded to a student studying for a graduate degree at a college or university in which the student assists a professor, usually in academic or laboratory work.
He had already been almost promised an assistantship to the head of the Educational District.
The Created Legend Feodor Sologub
I am offered a lectureship here with an ample salary, or an assistantship on equal terms, by Trent.
The Doctor Ralph Connor
The word came hard as though the fact of an assistantship were at the least distasteful.
Where I Wasn’t Going Walt Richmond
- Assistant referee
noun (soccer) the official name for linesman (sense 1) Historical Examples There was a great hubbub, in the midst of which Mr. Dodsworth consulted with Andrew Dale, who was assistant referee. Dave Porter and His Rivals Edward Stratemeyer
a person who or gives aid and support; helper. a person who is subordinate to another in rank, function, etc.; one holding a secondary rank in an office or post: He was assistant to the office manager. something that aids and supplements another. a faculty member of a college or university who ranks below an […]
to give support or aid to; help: Please assist him in moving the furniture. to be associated with as an or helper. to give aid or help. to be present, as at a meeting or ceremony. Sports. Baseball. a play that helps to put out a batter or base runner. Basketball, Ice Hockey. a play […]
- Assisted dying
noun the suicide of a person afflicted by an incurable disease, using a lethal dose of drugs provided by a physician for this purpose
- Assisted reproduction
the use of medical techniques to bring about the conception and birth of a child, including artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, egg and embryo donation, and drug therapy. Contemporary Examples Part of the reason for this gap may simply be time: assisted reproduction has only been around, after all, for 30 years. The Dark Side […]