(also. Lecture-Rant, pronounced Lektcha-rant) An angry lecture that may have an accusatory undertone. A lecture-style scripted performance in which the lecturer consciously speaks truth to power and ignores codes of civility. The word was first introduced at Davidson College (North Carolina) in an event sponsored by the Middle East North Africa Student Association (MENASA).
It wasn't a lecture. It wasn't rant. It was a lecturant.
Perhaps what we need in this postmodern ineptitude is less lectures and more lecturants.
I won't be the subject of your lecturant.
(as a verb) I won't be silent as you lecturant your way out of this mess.
(as a verb) Don't lecturant me.
by Professorial X April 02, 2015
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The provider of information in universities. If male elbowpatches are traditional (although you do get the occasional 'cool' one in jeans), if female either powersuits or dressing like a hippy. Results of a lecturer talking are as follows:

- roughly one paragraph of notes never to be used
- a quick nap
- a brilliant game of hangman usually more informative than the actual lecture.
"I need a nap before clubbing tonight."

"Yeh me too, which lecturer is it today?"

"Dr D, talking on female rights"

"Nap time it is!"
by saraith April 24, 2009
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To tell people how to do something. Also Fhoz does not know.
Inno: *Talks word by word*

Fhoz; *Deletes* Bad *then lectures inno*

*Then fhoz does not know what it means*
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A plot device in a story which entails the villain giving a convincing lecture to its interrogator, usually in an attempt to justify itself; often successfully convincing the hero of his or her own moral shortcomings.
"You'd like to quantify me, Officer Starling. You're so ambitious, aren't you? Do you know what you look like to me, with your good bag and your cheap shoes? You look like a rube. You're a well-scrubbed, hustling rube with a little taste. Your eyes are like cheap birthstones - all surface shine when you stalk some little answer. And you're bright behind them, aren't you? Desperate not to be like your mother. Good nutrition has given you some length of bone, but you're not more than one generation out of the mines Officer Starling. Is it the West Virginia Starlings or the Okie Starlings, Officer? It was a toss-up between college and the opportunities in the Women's Army Corps, wasn't it? Let me tell you something specific about yourself, Student Starling. Back in your room, you have a string of gold add-a-beads and you feel an ugly little thump when you look at how tacky they are now, isn't that so? All those tedious thank-yous, permitting all that sincere fumbling, getting all sticky once for every bead. Tedious. Tedious. Bo-o-o-o-r-i-ing. Being smart spoils a lot of things, doesn't it? And taste isn't kind. When you think about this conversation, you'll remember the dumb animal hurt in his face when you got rid of him. If the add-a-beads got tacky, what else will as you go along? You wonder don't you, at night?"

The Hannibal Lecture by Hannibal Lecter, The Silence Of The Lambs (book)
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A university lecture characterised by a replacement of the more formal yet boring teaching methods advocated by teacher training colleges and academic managers by insane sounding rants in which the lecturer replaces dry subject matter with their own uncomfortable, personal truth. Based on Hunter S. Thompson's particular brand of gonzo journalism, the Gonzo Lecture is characterised by first person point of view run wild and an oft-indistinguishable fusion of real-world facts and fictional confabulation. The gonzo lecturer may often combine their personal narrative style with contrived personal and often avant-garde anecdotes, expressions of angry disillusionment, foul language and other methods such as textbook throwing. Meta levels of thought are often subtly conveyed through homage to popular cultural symbols and controversial opinions with which the audience identifies. The objective of The Gonzo Lecture is to wake-up the audience to their own oppression by corrupt power systems through engaging them in personal reflection, prompted by their own discomfort. This reflection is designed to stimulate an aspiration on their part to rethink their self-concept as a channel towards personal change. The Gonzo Lecture, as part of the wider field of Gonzo Education is sometimes considered unprofessional by those not yet intellectually freed from the shackles of oppressive power.
Example 1:
Lecturer: This textbook on your required reading list is a piece of total fucking dog-shit! (throws the book into the lecture theatre to be fought over by the audience)

Student 1: This lecture is totally fucked up, man.

Student 2: Yeah...it's fuckin gonzo, dude.

Student 1: But that book IS totally shit, man.

Example 2:

Lecturer: So big corporations encourage you to volunteer in order that you can work for them for free in order that you can get good work experience for your CV so when you graduate you can get a good job with them, cos they already know you're a fucking gullible patsy who will serve them well for the future. Does that sound fucked up to you?

Student: (thinks...) Fuck, I volunteer for free all the time and never thought I was being taken advantage of. I love this Gonzo Lecture, it speaks truth.
by The Gonzo Lecture March 03, 2010
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A term depicting a person who is constantly inclined to advise/lecture everyone about every little fact that they know in a pedantic manner.
Would you drop the Hannibal Lecture routine! I know how to boil eggs!!!
by Swampybaby December 25, 2015
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