Definitions for professionprəˈfɛʃ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•fes•sionprəˈfɛʃ ən(n.)

  1. a vocation requiring extensive education in science or the liberal arts and often specialized training.

  2. any vocation or business.

  3. the body of persons engaged in an occupation:

    the medical profession.

  4. the act of professing; avowal.

  5. the declaration of belief in religion or a faith. a religion or faith professed.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. profession(noun)

    the body of people in a learned occupation

    "the news spread rapidly through the medical profession"; "they formed a community of scientists"

  2. profession(noun)

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

  3. profession, professing(noun)

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

    "a profession of disagreement"

  4. profession(noun)

    affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith

    "a profession of Christianity"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. profession(noun)əˈfɛʃ ən

    a job requiring skills learned through training or education

    a well-paid profession; I'm a nurse by profession.

  2. professionəˈfɛʃ ən

    the people who work in a particular profession

    complaints against the legal profession

Wiktionary

  1. profession(Noun)

    A promise or vow made on entering a religious order.

    She died only a few years after her profession.

  2. profession(Noun)

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

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

  3. profession(Noun)

    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.

  4. profession(Noun)

    The practitioners of such an occupation collectively.

    His conduct is against the established practices of the legal profession.

  5. Origin: From professioun, profession, from professio, from the participle stem of profiteri.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Profession

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

  2. Profession

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

  3. Profession

    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

  4. Profession

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

  5. Profession

    the act of entering, or becoming a member of, a religious order

Freebase

  1. Profession

    A profession is a vocation founded upon specialized educational training, the purpose of which is to supply objective counsel and service to others, for a direct and definite compensation, wholly apart from expectation of other business gain. The term is in essence a rather vaguer version of the term "liberal profession", an anglicisation of the French term "profession libérale". Originally borrowed by English users in the nineteenth century, it has been re-borrowed by international users from the late twentieth, though the class overtones of the term do not seem to survive retranslation: “liberal professions” are, according to the Directive on Recognition of Professional Qualifications “those practised on the basis of relevant professional qualifications in a personal, responsible and professionally independent capacity by those providing intellectual and conceptual services in the interest of the client and the public”.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'profession' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3169

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'profession' in Nouns Frequency: #1120


Translations for profession

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

profession(noun)

an occupation or job that needs special knowledge, eg medicine, law, teaching, engineering etc.

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