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Business vs. Profession

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Businessnoun

(countable) A specific commercial enterprise or establishment.

‘I was left my father's business.’;

Professionnoun

A promise or vow made on entering a religious order.

‘She died only a few years after her profession.’;

Businessnoun

(countable) A person's occupation, work, or trade.

‘He is in the motor and insurance businesses.’; ‘I'm going to Las Vegas on business.’;

Professionnoun

A declaration of belief, faith or of one's opinion.

‘Despite his continued professions of innocence, the court eventually sentenced him to five years.’;

Businessnoun

(uncountable) Commercial, industrial, or professional activity.

‘He's such a poor cook, I can't believe he's still in business!’; ‘We do business all over the world.’;

Professionnoun

An occupation, trade, craft, or activity in which one has a professed expertise in a particular area; a job, especially one requiring a high level of skill or training.

‘My father was a barrister by profession.’;

Businessnoun

(uncountable) The volume or amount of commercial trade.

‘Business has been slow lately.’; ‘They did nearly a million dollars of business over the long weekend.’;

Professionnoun

The practitioners of such an occupation collectively.

‘His conduct is against the established practices of the legal profession.’;

Businessnoun

(uncountable) One's dealings; patronage.

‘I shall take my business elsewhere.’;

Professionnoun

The act of professing or claiming; open declaration; public avowal or acknowledgment; as, professions of friendship; a profession of faith.

‘A solemn vow, promise, and profession.’;

Businessnoun

(uncountable) Private commercial interests taken collectively.

‘This proposal will satisfy both business and labor.’;

Professionnoun

That which one professed; a declaration; an avowal; a claim; as, his professions are insincere.

‘The Indians quickly perceive the coincidence or the contradiction between professions and conduct.’;

Businessnoun

(uncountable) The management of commercial enterprises, or the study of such management.

‘I studied business at Harvard.’;

Professionnoun

That of which one professed knowledge; the occupation, if not mechanical, agricultural, or the like, to which one devotes one's self; the business which one professes to understand, and to follow for subsistence; calling; vocation; employment; as, the profession of arms; the profession of a clergyman, lawyer, or physician; the profession of lecturer on chemistry.

‘Hi tried five or six professions in turn.’;

Businessnoun

(countable) A particular situation or activity.

‘This UFO stuff is a mighty strange business.’;

Professionnoun

The collective body of persons engaged in a calling; as, the profession distrust him.

Businessnoun

(countable) An objective or a matter needing to be dealt with.

‘Our principal business here is to get drunk.’; ‘Let's get down to business.’;

Professionnoun

The act of entering, or becoming a member of, a religious order.

Businessnoun

(uncountable) Something involving one personally.

‘That's none of your business.’;

Professionnoun

the body of people in a learned occupation;

‘the news spread rapidly through the medical community’;

Businessnoun

Matters that come before a body for deliberation or action.

‘If that concludes the announcements, we'll move on to new business.’;

Professionnoun

an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)

Businessnoun

Business class, the class of seating provided by airlines between first class and coach.

Professionnoun

an open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion;

‘a profession of disagreement’;

Businessnoun

(acting) Action carried out with a prop or piece of clothing, usually away from the focus of the scene.

Professionnoun

affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith;

‘a profession of Christianity’;

Businessnoun

The collective noun for a group of ferrets.

Profession

A profession is an occupation founded upon specialized educational training, the purpose of which is to supply disinterested objective counsel and service to others, for a direct and definite compensation, wholly apart from expectation of other business gain. Medieval and early modern tradition recognized only three professions: divinity, medicine, and law, which were called the learned professions.

Businessnoun

Something very good; top quality. (possibly from "the bee's knees")

‘These new phones are the business!’;

Businessnoun

Excrement, particularly that of a non-human animal.

‘Your ferret left his business all over the floor.’; ‘As the cart went by, its horse lifted its tail and did its business.’;

Businessadjective

Of, to, pertaining to or utilized for purposes of conducting trade, commerce, governance, advocacy or other professional purposes.

‘"Please do not use this phone for personal calls; it is a business phone."’;

Businessadjective

Professional, businesslike, having concern for good business practice.

Businessadjective

Supporting business, conducive to the conduct of business.

Businessnoun

That which busies one, or that which engages the time, attention, or labor of any one, as his principal concern or interest, whether for a longer or shorter time; constant employment; regular occupation; as, the business of life; business before pleasure.

‘Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?’;

Businessnoun

Any particular occupation or employment engaged in for livelihood or gain, as agriculture, trade, art, or a profession.

Businessnoun

Financial dealings; buying and selling; traffic in general; mercantile transactions.

‘It seldom happens that men of a studious turn acquire any degree of reputation for their knowledge of business.’;

Businessnoun

That which one has to do or should do; special service, duty, or mission.

‘The daughter of the King of France,On serious business, craving quick despatch,Importunes personal conference.’; ‘What business has the tortoise among the clouds?’;

Businessnoun

Affair; concern; matter; - used in an indefinite sense, and modified by the connected words.

‘It was a gentle business, and becomingThe action of good women.’; ‘BestowYour needful counsel to our business.’;

Businessnoun

The position, distribution, and order of persons and properties on the stage of a theater, as determined by the stage manager in rehearsal.

Businessnoun

Care; anxiety; diligence.

Businessnoun

a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it;

‘he bought his brother's business’; ‘a small mom-and-pop business’; ‘a racially integrated business concern’;

Businessnoun

the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects;

‘computers are now widely used in business’;

Businessnoun

business concerns collectively;

‘Government and business could not agree’;

Businessnoun

the volume of business activity;

‘business is good today’; ‘show me where the business was today’;

Businessnoun

a rightful concern or responsibility;

‘it's none of your business’; ‘mind your own business’;

Businessnoun

the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money;

‘he's not in my line of business’;

Businessnoun

an immediate objective;

‘gossip was the main business of the evening’;

Businessnoun

incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect;

‘his business with the cane was hilarious’;

Businessnoun

customers collectively;

‘they have an upper class clientele’;

Business

Business is the activity of making one's living or making money by producing or buying and selling products (such as goods and services). Simply put, it is Having a business name does not separate the business entity from the owner, which means that the owner of the business is responsible and liable for debts incurred by the business.

‘any activity or enterprise entered into for profit.’;

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