professional

[ pruh-fesh-uh-nl ]
/ prəˈfɛʃ ə nl /

adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. profert,
  2. profess,
  3. professed,
  4. professedly,
  5. profession,
  6. professional association,
  7. professional corporation,
  8. professional foul,
  9. professional standards review organization,
  10. professionalism

Origin of professional

First recorded in 1740–50; profession + -al1

Related formspro·fes·sion·al·ly, adverbin·ter·pro·fes·sion·al, adjectivein·ter·pro·fes·sion·al·ly, adverbpseu·do·pro·fes·sion·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for professional

professional

/ (prəˈfɛʃənəl) /

adjective

noun

Derived Formsprofessionally, adverb

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