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am·a·teur(ăm′ə-tûr′, -tər, -cho͝or′, -chər, -tyo͝or′)
1. One who engages in an art, science, study, or athletic activity as a pastime rather than as a profession.
2. Sports An athlete who has never accepted money, or who accepts money under restrictions specified by a regulatory body, for participating in a competition.
3. One lacking the skill of a professional, as in an art.
1. Of or performed by an amateur.
2. Made up of amateurs: an amateur cast.
3. Not professional; unskillful.
[French, from Latin amātor, lover, from amāre, to love.]
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the views and principles of a person who engages in an activity for pleasure rather than profit. Cf. professionalism. — amateur, n.See also: Attitudes
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|Noun||1.||amateurism - the conviction that people should participate in sports as a hobby (for the fun of it) rather than for money|
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(= non-professionalism) → amateurisme m
(pejorative) (= lack of skill) → amateurisme m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
amateurism[ˈæmətərɪzm] n → dilettantismo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995