As a noun reactor
is a person who behaves in response to a suggestion, stimulation or some other influence.
As a proper noun rector is
an english surname; derived from the (etyl
) surname richter
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A person who behaves in response to a suggestion, stimulation or some other influence.
(industrial) A structure used to contain chemical or other reactions.
(nuclear physics) A device which uses atomic energy to produce heat.
(chemistry) A chemical substance which responds to the presence or contact with another substance.
* rectour (obsolete)
In the Anglican Church, a cleric in charge of a parish and who owns the tithes of it.
* , chapter=10
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant. The young priests who lived here wore cassocks and birettas; their faces were fine and mild, yet really strong, like the rector'
s face; and in their intercourse with him and his wife they seemed to be brothers.}}
In the Roman Catholic Church, a cleric with managerial as well as spiritual responsibility for a church or other institution.
A headmaster in various educational institutions, e.g. a university.