professionalism

[ pruh-fesh-uh-nl-iz-uh m ]
/ prəˈfɛʃ ə nlˌɪz əm /

noun

professional character, spirit, or methods.
the standing, practice, or methods of a professional, as distinguished from an amateur.

Nearby words

  1. professional,
  2. professional association,
  3. professional corporation,
  4. professional foul,
  5. professional standards review organization,
  6. professionalize,
  7. professor,
  8. professorate,
  9. professorial,
  10. professoriate

Origin of professionalism

First recorded in 1855–60; professional + -ism

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British Dictionary definitions for professionalism

professionalism

/ (prəˈfɛʃənəˌlɪzəm) /

noun

the methods, character, status, etc, of a professional
the pursuit of an activity for gain or livelihood
Derived Formsprofessionalist, noun, adjective

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Word Origin and History for professionalism

professionalism

n.

1846, from professional (adj.) + -ism.

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