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Meaning of professional by Wiktionary Dictionary



    professional ( plural: professionals )

    1. A person who belongs to a profession
    2. A person who earns his living from a specified activity
    3. An expert.


    professional ( comparative more professional, superlative most professional )

    1. Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the ( usually high ) standards of a profession .
    2. That is carried out for money, especially as a livelihood
    3. ( by extension ) Expert

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Explanation of professional by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood

    2. 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
    3. characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession

    4. professional conduct
      professional ethics
      a thoroughly professional performance
    5. engaged in by members of a profession

    6. professional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching
    7. of or relating to a profession

    8. we need professional advice
      professional training
      professional equipment for his new office
    9. of or relating to or suitable as a profession

    10. professional organizations
      a professional field such as law
    1. an authority qualified to teach apprentices

    2. a person engaged in one of the learned professions

    3. an athlete who plays for pay