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From Japanese 先生 (せんせい, sensei), literally ‘one who lived before’.
- Japanese term for teacher. It has been adopted into English mostly for use with martial arts instructors. Sensei of martial arts usually live and/or work at a dojo where they instruct their apprentices. A live-in apprentice is also called uchi-deshi.
- See せんせい