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pro·fes·sion

 (prə-fĕsh′ən)
n.
1.
a. An occupation or career: "One of the highest compliments a child can pay a parent is to choose his or her profession" (Joan Nathan).
b. An occupation, such as law, medicine, or engineering, that requires considerable training and specialized study.
c. The body of qualified persons in an occupation or field: members of the teaching profession.
2. An act or instance of professing; a declaration.
3. An avowal of faith or belief.
4. A faith or belief: believers of various professions.
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profession

(prəˈfɛʃən)
n
1. an occupation requiring special training in the liberal arts or sciences, esp one of the three learned professions, law, theology, or medicine
2. the body of people in such an occupation
3. the act of professing; avowal; declaration
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms)
a. Also called: profession of faith a declaration of faith in a religion, esp as made on entering the Church of that religion or an order belonging to it
b. the faith or the religion that is the subject of such a declaration
[C13: from Medieval Latin professiō the taking of vows upon entering a religious order, from Latin: public acknowledgment; see profess]
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pro•fes•sion

(prəˈfɛʃ ən)

n.
1. a vocation requiring extensive education in science or the liberal arts and often specialized training.
2. any vocation or business.
3. the body of persons engaged in an occupation: the medical profession.
4. the act of professing; avowal.
5.
a. the declaration of belief in religion or a faith.
b. a religion or faith professed.
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Profession

 a body of persons engaged in a craft or trade, collectively.
Examples: the profession (actors collectively); profession of divinity, 1682; of husbandry, 1557; legal profession (lawyers collectively), medical profession, 1541; the three great professions of divinity, law, and physick, 1771.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.profession - the body of people in a learned occupation; "the news spread rapidly through the medical profession"; "they formed a community of scientists"
legal community, legal profession, bar - the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction; "he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"
health profession - the body of individuals whose work helps to maintain the health of their clients
business community, businessmen - the body of individuals who manage businesses
community of scholars - the body of individuals holding advanced academic degrees
economics profession - the body of professional economists
priesthood - the body of ordained religious practitioners
occupational group, vocation - a body of people doing the same kind of work
2.profession - an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
job, line of work, occupation, business, line - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
learned profession - one of the three professions traditionally believed to require advanced learning and high principles
literature - the profession or art of a writer; "her place in literature is secure"
architecture - the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect
education - the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)
journalism - the profession of reporting or photographing or editing news stories for one of the media
politics - the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs
engineering, technology - the practical application of science to commerce or industry
3.profession - an open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion; "a profession of disagreement"
affirmation, avouchment, avowal - a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
4.profession - affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith; "a profession of Christianity"
affirmation - (religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)
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profession

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profession

noun
Activity pursued as a livelihood:
Slang: racket.
Archaic: employ.
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Translations
العامِلون في المِهْنَهتَصْريح، إقْرار، إعْتِرافحِرْفَةمِهْنَه
povoláníprofeseprohlášenístav
professionstanderhververklæring
ametelukutse
ammattiammattikuntajulistuslupausprofessio
profesija
foglalkozáshivatásszakma
starfsgreinstarfsstéttyfirlÿsing
職業
직업
poklic
yrke
อาชีพ
nghề

profession

[prəˈfeʃən] N
1. (= calling) → profesión f, oficio m
by professionde profesión
he is an engineer by professiones ingeniero de profesión
the oldest profession (euph) → el oficio más viejo
2. (= body of people) → profesión f, cuerpo m profesional
the professionslas profesiones, los cuerpos profesionales
to enter or join a professionentrar a formar parte de una profesión or un cuerpo profesional
the legal professionel cuerpo de abogados
the liberal professionslas profesiones liberales
the medical professionla profesión médica, el cuerpo médico
the teaching professionel cuerpo docente
a member of the teaching professionun miembro del cuerpo docente
to enter the teaching professionentrar en la docencia or la enseñanza
see also caring A
3. (= declaration) → declaración f, manifestación f
profession of faithprofesión f de fe
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profession

[prəˈfɛʃən]
n (= job) → profession f
in the profession → dans la profession
professions npl
the professions → les professions libérales
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

profession

n
(= occupation)Beruf m; the medical/teaching professionder Arzt-/Lehrberuf; by professionvon Beruf; the professionsdie gehobenen Berufe; the oldest profession in the world (hum)das älteste Gewerbe der Welt
(= members of the profession) the medical professiondie Ärzteschaft; the architectural professiondie Architekten pl; the whole profession was outragedder gesamte Berufsstand war empört
(= declaration, also Eccl) → Gelübde nt; profession of faithGlaubensbekenntnis nt; a profession of loveeine Liebeserklärung; a profession of contempteine Missfallensäußerung; a profession of loyaltyein Treuegelöbnis nt; the profession of Christianitydas Bekenntnis zum Christentum; he is, by his own profession, …nach eigenem Bekunden ist er …
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profession

[prəˈfɛʃn] n
a. (gen) → professione f
the professions → le professioni liberali
by profession → di professione
the medical profession (calling) → la professione medica (doctors collectively) → i medici
b. (declaration) → dichiarazione f
profession of faith (Rel) → professione f di fede
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

profess

(prəˈfes) verb
1. to state or declare openly.
2. to claim or pretend. He professed to be an expert.
proˈfession (-ʃən) noun
1. an occupation or job that needs special knowledge, eg medicine, law, teaching, engineering etc.
2. the people who have such an occupation. the legal profession.
3. an open statement or declaration.
proˈfessional (-ʃə-) adjective
(negative unprofessional).
1. of a profession. professional skill.
2. of a very high standard. a very professional performance.
3. earning money by performing, or giving instruction, in a sport or other activity that is a pastime for other people; not amateur. a professional musician/golfer.
noun
(abbreviation pro (prou) ) a person who is professional. a golf professional/pro.
proˈfessionally adverb
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profession

حِرْفَة profese profession Beruf επάγγελμα profesión ammatti profession profesija professione 職業 직업 beroep fag zawód profissão профессия yrke อาชีพ meslek nghề 职业
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profession

n. profesión, carrera, oficio.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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