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Career vs. Profession

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Careernoun

One's calling in life; a person's occupation; one's profession.

Professionnoun

A promise or vow made on entering a religious order.

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

Careernoun

General course of action or conduct in life, or in a particular part of it.

‘Washington's career as a soldier’;

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.’;

Careernoun

(archaic) speed

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.’;

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Careernoun

A jouster's path during a joust.

Professionnoun

The practitioners of such an occupation collectively.

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

Careernoun

(obsolete) A short gallop of a horse.

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.’;

Careernoun

(falconry) The flight of a hawk.

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.’;

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Careernoun

(obsolete) A racecourse; the ground run over.

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.’;

Careerverb

To move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.

‘The car careered down the road, missed the curve, and went through a hedge.’;

Professionnoun

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

Careernoun

A race course: the ground run over.

‘To go back again the same career.’;

Professionnoun

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

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Careernoun

A running; full speed; a rapid course.

‘When a horse is running in his full career.’;

Professionnoun

the body of people in a learned occupation;

‘the news spread rapidly through the medical community’;

Careernoun

General course of action or conduct in life, or in a particular part or calling in life, or in some special undertaking; usually applied to course or conduct which is of a public character; as, Washington's career as a soldier.

‘An impartial view of his whole career.’;

Professionnoun

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

Careernoun

The flight of a hawk.

Professionnoun

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

‘a profession of disagreement’;

Careerverb

To move or run rapidly.

‘Careering gayly over the curling waves.’;

Professionnoun

affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith;

‘a profession of Christianity’;

Careernoun

the particular occupation for which you are trained

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.

Careernoun

the general progression of your working or professional life;

‘the general had had a distinguished career’; ‘he had a long career in the law’;

Careerverb

move headlong at high speed;

‘The cars careered down the road’; ‘The mob careered through the streets’;

Careernoun

an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life and with opportunities for progress

‘he seemed destined for a career as an engineer like his father’;

Careernoun

the time spent by a person in a career

‘the end of a distinguished career in the Royal Navy’;

Careernoun

the progress through history of an institution, organization, etc.

‘the court has had a chequered career’;

Careernoun

working permanently in or committed to a particular profession

‘a career diplomat’;

Careernoun

(of a woman) interested in pursuing a profession rather than devoting all her time to childcare and housekeeping

‘a driven career woman’;

Careerverb

move swiftly and in an uncontrolled way

‘the coach careered across the road and went through a hedge’;

Career

The career is an individual's metaphorical through learning, work and other aspects of life. There are a number of ways to define career and the term is used in a variety of ways.

‘journey’;

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