• A professional is a member of a profession or any person who earns their living from a specified activity.
  • In some cultures, the term is used as shorthand to describe a particular social stratum of well-educated workers who enjoy considerable work autonomy and who are commonly engaged in creative and intellectually challenging work.
  • ^ Harvey, L.; Mason, S.; Ward, R. (1995). Role of Professional Bodies in Higher Education Quality Monitoring. Birmingham: Quality in Higher Education Project. ISBN 1-85920-108-3.

    Definition of professional in English Dictionary

  • NounPLprofessionalsPREpro-
    1. A person who belongs to a profession.
      1. A person who earns his living from a specified activity.
        1. An expert.
        2. AdjectiveCOMmore professionalSUPmost professional
          1. Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the (usually high) standards of a profession.
            1. That is carried out for money, especially as a livelihood.
              1. (by extension) Expert.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • The rise of opiophobia among clinicians could be one explanation. Additionally, as pointed out previously, health care professionals are frequently not trained to prescribe opioid analgesics.
                  • Dissociative identity disorder is a contentious diagnosis: some professionals say the disorder is overdiagnosed; others say it doesn't even exist.
                  • There will always be sports fans ready to relive and reargue the merits of celebrated professional sports teams like the 1995 Dallas Cowboys.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adjectives
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
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                  1. en professionalism
                  2. en professionals
                  3. en professionally
                  4. en professionality
                  5. en professionalise
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                  Meaning of professional for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "professional" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
                  Difficultness: Level 1
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                  Definiteness: Level 9
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