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Job vs. Profession

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Jobnoun

A task.

‘I've got a job for you - could you wash the dishes?’; ‘A job half done is hardly done at all.’;

Professionnoun

A promise or vow made on entering a religious order.

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

Jobnoun

An economic role for which a person is paid.

‘That surgeon has a great job.’; ‘He's been out of a job since being made redundant in January.’;

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.’;

Jobnoun

(in noun compounds) Plastic surgery.

‘He had had a nose job.’;

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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Jobnoun

(computing) A task, or series of tasks, carried out in batch mode (especially on a mainframe computer).

Professionnoun

The practitioners of such an occupation collectively.

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

Jobnoun

A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.

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.’;

Jobnoun

A public transaction done for private profit; something performed ostensibly as a part of official duty, but really for private gain; a corrupt official business.

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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Jobnoun

Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately.

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.’;

Jobnoun

(colloquial) A thing (often used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall).

‘Pass me that little job with the screw thread on it.''’;

Professionnoun

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

Jobverb

(intransitive) To do odd jobs or occasional work for hire.

Professionnoun

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

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Jobverb

(intransitive) To work as a jobber.

Professionnoun

the body of people in a learned occupation;

‘the news spread rapidly through the medical community’;

Jobverb

To take the loss.

Professionnoun

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

Jobverb

To buy and sell for profit, as securities; to speculate in.

Professionnoun

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

‘a profession of disagreement’;

Jobverb

To subcontract a project or delivery in small portions to a number of contractors.

‘We wanted to sell a turnkey plant, but they jobbed out the contract to small firms.’;

Professionnoun

affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith;

‘a profession of Christianity’;

Jobverb

(intransitive) To seek private gain under pretence of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage.

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.

Jobverb

To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.

Jobverb

To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.

Jobverb

To hire or let in periods of service.

‘to job a carriage’;

Jobnoun

A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.

Jobnoun

A piece of chance or occasional work; any definite work undertaken in gross for a fixed price; as, he did the job for a thousand dollars.

Jobnoun

A public transaction done for private profit; something performed ostensibly as a part of official duty, but really for private gain; a corrupt official business.

Jobnoun

Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately.

Jobnoun

A situation or opportunity of work; as, he lost his job.

Jobnoun

A task, or the execution of a task; as, Michelangelo did a great job on the David statue.

Jobnoun

A task or coordinated set of tasks for a multitasking computer, submitted for processing as a single unit, usually for execution in background. See job control language.

Jobnoun

The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the prototypical patient man.

Jobverb

To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.

Jobverb

To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.

Jobverb

To do or cause to be done by separate portions or lots; to sublet (work); as, to job a contract.

Jobverb

To buy and sell, as a broker; to purchase of importers or manufacturers for the purpose of selling to retailers; as, to job goods.

Jobverb

To hire or let by the job or for a period of service; as, to job a carriage.

Jobverb

To do chance work for hire; to work by the piece; to do petty work.

‘Authors of all work, to job for the season.’;

Jobverb

To seek private gain under pretense of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage.

‘And judges job, and bishops bite the town.’;

Jobverb

To carry on the business of a jobber in merchandise or stocks.

Jobnoun

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

‘he's not in my line of business’;

Jobnoun

a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee;

‘estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars’; ‘the job of repairing the engine took several hours’; ‘the endless task of classifying the samples’; ‘the farmer's morning chores’;

Jobnoun

the performance of a piece of work;

‘she did an outstanding job as Ophelia’; ‘he gave it up as a bad job’;

Jobnoun

the responsibility to do something;

‘it is their job to print the truth’;

Jobnoun

a workplace; as in the expression

‘on the job’;

Jobnoun

an object worked on; a result produced by working;

‘he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right’;

Jobnoun

a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved;

‘she and her husband are having problems’; ‘it is always a job to contact him’; ‘urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog’;

Jobnoun

a damaging piece of work;

‘dry rot did the job of destroying the barn’; ‘the barber did a real job on my hair’;

Jobnoun

a crime (especially a robbery);

‘the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis’;

Jobnoun

a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him

Jobnoun

any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing

Jobnoun

(computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit

Jobnoun

a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply

Jobverb

profit privately from public office and official business

Jobverb

arranged for contracted work to be done by others

Jobverb

work occasionally;

‘As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks’;

Jobverb

invest at a risk;

‘I bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating’;

Job

A job, employment, work or occupation, is a person's role in society. More specifically, a job is an activity, often regular and often performed in exchange for payment ().

‘for a living’;

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