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Professional vs. Profession

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Professionalnoun

A person who belongs to a profession

Professionnoun

A promise or vow made on entering a religious order.

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

Professionalnoun

A person who earns their living from a specified activity

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.’;

Professionalnoun

A reputation known by name

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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Professionalnoun

An expert.

Professionnoun

The practitioners of such an occupation collectively.

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

Professionaladjective

Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the (usually high) standards of a profession.

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.’;

Professionaladjective

That is carried out for money, especially as a livelihood.

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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Professionaladjective

(by extension) Expert.

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.’;

Professionaladjective

Of or pertaining to a profession, or calling; conforming to the rules or standards of a profession; following a profession; as, professional knowledge; professional conduct.

Professionnoun

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

Professionaladjective

Engaged in by professionals; as, a professional race; - opposed to amateur.

Professionnoun

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

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Professionalnoun

A person who prosecutes anything professionally, or for a livelihood, and not in the character of an amateur; a professional worker.

Professionnoun

the body of people in a learned occupation;

‘the news spread rapidly through the medical community’;

Professionalnoun

a person engaged in one of the learned professions

Professionnoun

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

Professionalnoun

an athlete who plays for pay

Professionnoun

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

‘a profession of disagreement’;

Professionalnoun

an authority qualified to teach apprentices

Professionnoun

affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith;

‘a profession of Christianity’;

Professionaladjective

engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood;

‘the professional man or woman possesses distinctive qualifications’; ‘began her professional career after the Olympics’; ‘professional theater’; ‘professional football’; ‘a professional cook’; ‘professional actors and athletes’;

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.

Professionaladjective

of or relating to or suitable as a profession;

‘professional organizations’; ‘a professional field such as law’;

Professionaladjective

characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession;

‘professional conduct’; ‘professional ethics’; ‘a thoroughly professional performance’;

Professionaladjective

of or relating to a profession;

‘we need professional advice’; ‘professional training’; ‘professional equipment for his new office’;

Professionaladjective

engaged in by members of a profession;

‘professional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching’;

Professional

A professional is a member of a profession or any person who earns a living from a specified professional activity. The term also describes the standards of education and training that prepare members of the profession with the particular knowledge and skills necessary to perform their specific role within that profession.

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