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professional

[ pruh-fesh-uh-nl ]
/ prəˈfɛʃ ə nl /
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adjective
noun
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Origin of professional

First recorded in 1740–50; profession + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM professional

pro·fes·sion·al·ly, adverbin·ter·pro·fes·sion·al, adjectivepseu·do·pro·fes·sion·al, adjective
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How to use professional in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for professional

professional
/ (prəˈfɛʃənəl) /

adjective
noun

Derived forms of professional

professionally, adverb
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