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professionalism

[pruh-fesh-uh-nl-iz-uh m]
noun
  1. professional character, spirit, or methods.
  2. the standing, practice, or methods of a professional, as distinguished from an amateur.
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Origin of professionalism

First recorded in 1855–60; professional + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for professionalisms

professionalism

noun
  1. the methods, character, status, etc, of a professional
  2. the pursuit of an activity for gain or livelihood
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Derived Formsprofessionalist, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for professionalisms

professionalism

n.

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

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