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a business/professional relationship
▪ Both companies want to continue their business relationship into the future.
a golf professional
▪ Jack's hoping to become a golf professional.
a professional career
▪ You have to be outstanding to have a professional career in music.
a professional coach (=one whose job is teaching a sport)
▪ The tennis club has a professional coach.
a professional exam (=to qualify in a profession, for example to be an accountant)
▪ Once you’ve passed your professional exams, you can start to build up your experience.
a professional qualificationBritish English (= one relating to a professional job, such as a teacher, lawyer etc)
▪ A professional qualification in accountancy would be an advantage.
a professional/amateur actor
▪ It isn’t easy to become a successful professional actor.
a professional/trained counsellor
▪ Seek help from a professional counsellor if things go wrong.
amateur/professional golf
▪ The standard of women's amateur golf is certainly improving.
health professional
managerial/professional etc incompetence
▪ allegations of professional incompetence
personal/professional/political etc integrity
▪ a man of great moral integrity
professional background
▪ Managers can come from a wide range of professional backgrounds.
professional competence
▪ The courses will improve the skills and professional competence of the staff.
professional conduct
▪ There are strict rules that regulate lawyers’ professional conduct.
professional expertise (=skills requiring special education and training)
▪ A health and safety inspector will be glad to give you the benefit of his professional expertise.
professional football
▪ It was his dream to play professional football one day.
professional foul
professional help
▪ You need to seek some professional help.
professional jealousy (=between people who do the same kind of work)
▪ Feelings of professional jealousy can upset the workings of an office.
professional misconduct
▪ a doctor who has been accused of professional misconduct
professional occupations/white-collar occupations (=jobs that usually involve a lot of education)
▪ professional occupations such as medicine or the law
▪ Teachers’ pay compares poorly with that of other white-collar occupations.
professional recognition
▪ My father craved professional recognition.
professional sport(s) (=which people are paid to do)
▪ The kind of money involved in professional sport makes cheating inevitable.
professional standards (=within a particular profession)
▪ The institutions have an evident interest in maintaining professional standards.
professional status
▪ His ambition was to attain the highest professional status.
professional wrestling
professional/business/medical ethics (=the moral rules relating to a particular profession)
▪ public concern about medical ethics
▪ a code of ethics
professional/expert/specialist advice
▪ It’s advisable to get professional advice before starting any building work.
professional/political obscurity (=not known about in your profession or in politics)
▪ After his defeat, he sank into political obscurity.
the professional class (=the people with professional jobs)
▪ Doctors, lawyers, and teachers are all members of the professional class.
▪ Also concerned are the Gloucestershire fire service who suggested the organisers should take professional advice.
▪ No fuss, no muss and no need for professional advice.
▪ A hydrogeologist and an isotope chemist provided professional advice to the ongoing geothermal resource study.
▪ More than ever, clear thought and sound professional advice is required.
▪ Have the flexibility of being able to shop around for the best possible deals and get the best professional advice.
▪ Full time welfare officers represent individuals at pension tribunals, and are able to offer professional advice on legal matters and housing.
▪ Philip Redfern suggested it should become standard practice for statisticians to put their professional advice on the record.
▪ The committee may need independent professional advice.
▪ Shortlisted parties will also be given access to the vendors' various professional advisers to obtain information and to discuss specific areas.
▪ How effective is the intervention of family health services authority professional advisers measured by reanalysis of prescribing analysis and cost data?
▪ Long-term solutions, which could involve agreed workouts and profit participations, require input from all the company's professional advisers.
▪ One recommendation in the Imro report concerns the professional advisers to the companies involved.
▪ This may not matter too much if they have professional advisers on whom they could rely.
▪ Will the Minister tell us the names of the professional advisers?
▪ He must not simply say that there will be professional advisers.
▪ Prescribing in general practice All non-fundholding practices have indicative prescribing amounts set and monitored by professional advisers.
▪ Perhaps they will offer Continuing Education Units, as nurses' groups and other professional associations do.
▪ Yet realistically this dilemma is likely to be brief as long as employers hold the key to one's livelihood rather than the professional association.
▪ The professional associations representing accountants sponsor numerous courses, seminars, group study programs, and other forms of continuing education.
▪ The teacher unions and professional associations have produced clear and accurate documents for their members which inevitably highlight these problems.
▪ Join all the relevant trade and professional associations.
▪ There could also be more dialogue between practitioners, their managers and their professional associations about issues that might benefit from research.
▪ There are a variety of professional associations of doctors, nurses and teachers which give tacit support to the regime.
▪ The firm's accounting practices should be open to inspection by the local professional body.
▪ It is likely that in future further legal professions or professional bodies as appropriate will be added to the two lists.
▪ Experts are frequently appointed by professional bodies acting as appointing authorities.
▪ You may need to develop contacts with schools, special agencies, universities, the Department of Employment, professional bodies and so on.
▪ Parallel with his teaching was Hinchley's concern with professional bodies.
▪ Benefits of Membership Membership of a professional body with approximately 100,000 members worldwide.
▪ Trade and professional bodies have been invited to comment on a consultation paper.
▪ The bill envisages that non-lawyers belonging to professional bodies may be given rights to conduct litigation in some types of cases.
▪ Such as a function you have to attend in your professional capacity?
▪ She is, in her professional capacity, the site of convergence of many discourses but the generator of none.
▪ Although I regularly travel through it, this will be in a professional capacity.
▪ It takes into account their experience, any special knowledge and also whether they are acting in a business or professional capacity.
▪ Clearly, a bank trust corporation will qualify and so should an accountant acting in a professional capacity.
▪ It has raised the profile of solicitors that when we act for clients, we act in a professional capacity.
▪ In a professional capacity, I mean.
▪ I am therefore a man of few words and I have been very brief throughout my professional career.
▪ His father was a full back in his professional career before he joined the Northern League circuit as a manager.
▪ As young adults, each trains successfully for a professional career and enters that career.
▪ Most graduate nurses start their professional careers in clinical nursing.
▪ And the potential reward was a professional career.
▪ The candidate's professional career must show a clear progression and unquestionable achievements.
▪ Or the heavy demands of professional careers.
▪ His methods had an appeal among the wealthy, professional classes who made up the congregation.
▪ Recruited from the artisan and professional classes, this group did not stay.
▪ He was served by a professional class of Ottoman civil servants and soldiers.
▪ It also attracts many from the middle or professional classes who have a commitment to social and economic justice.
▪ Among women of the professional classes especially, individual men are still the focus of potent fantasies.
▪ New merchant and professional classes arose and a proletariat developed out of the peasantry.
▪ The new leadership proved more diffuse - beyond the narrow confines of the traditional élite and professional classes - and younger.
▪ Unfortunately the current rules permit this competitor to compete in the amateur class instead of the professional class.
▪ Licentiateship, Graduateship, Membership and Fellowship awards are available as a means of recognising professional competence to the highest levels.
▪ They need to provide better information and more evidence of courtesy, caring and professional competence, researchers concluded.
▪ For example, in professional education, professional competence is equally important, if not more so.
▪ Whom you see depends sometimes on professional competence and journalistic ability.
▪ All however, share the aim of developing professional competence.
▪ Voluntary certification can attest to professional competence in a specialized field of accounting and auditing.
▪ When the pressure is on to respond to an event after it happens, the client will then judge your professional competence.
▪ Less formally educated people can acquire professional competence.
▪ This book aims to help the conveyancer make a business success of the proper professional conduct of the commercial art of conveyancing.
▪ Like the other office-holders, I am debarred by my office from membership of the professional conduct committees.
▪ Council also approved in principle the text for a booklet Guidance on professional conduct incorporating a code of professional practice.
▪ They reported that, while our professional conduct department represented good value for money, it was grossly overloaded.
▪ A separate matter of particular importance is the regulation by the Law Society of the professional conduct of solicitors.
▪ It is also necessary to distinguish two parameters of professional development.
▪ The consequence of this availability of time and support for professional development is not a homogeneous staff.
▪ It is possible to obtain a high percentage of your continuing professional development hours by this method.
▪ We must provide teachers with proven materials, methods and professional development to put into practice what we know how to do.
▪ Team teaching, or something very like it, is an important element in the continuing professional development of the teacher.
▪ Do you have a sense of humor?-Are you interested in professional development?
▪ This module provides a research framework to help teachers examine some aspect of their own professional development.
▪ They supported curriculum development and professional development for teachers and work-site mentors.
▪ For example, in professional education, professional competence is equally important, if not more so.
▪ For Teravainen, that one terse comment from Hill proved to be important in his professional education.
▪ Where, finally, are the people with professional education, the technicians, machinists and manufacturers to skilfully run the industries.
▪ Now the question of Mohandas' professional education arose.
▪ First, there are the changes in the professions themselves which necessitate changes in professional education.
▪ But the development of continuing education must eventually have a backwash effect on initial professional education at the undergraduate stage.
▪ Make clear to your new employer that you are looking forward to continuing your professional education.
▪ This makes the attitudinal and affective element of professional education especially important.
▪ Then suddenly they became part of the social background like film stars or professional football players.
▪ In San Diego, professional football had come to town.
▪ I was real good at sports and I wanted to be a professional football player.
▪ Playing sport as opposed to watching professional football was identified with acceptance of school authority.
▪ Justice, like professional football, is a game controlled by the rules of economics.
▪ One year in the 1960s, Nicholson says, Grambling had 43 players on professional football rosters.
▪ Jurors took less than a half-hour Thursday to clear professional football star Warren Moon of assaulting his wife.
▪ They have been learning that professional golf is primarily a numbers game.
▪ Almost every person who plays follows professional golf with something approaching befuddlement.
▪ My uncle, Ramon Sota, was playing professional golf and so were all my brothers.
▪ When you play professional golf you lose the ability to play simply for fun.
▪ He said professional golf was too financially-what word did he use?-insecure.
▪ He always associated professional golf with money.
▪ This, after all, is the position in which every other professional group finds itself.
▪ A flat organizational structure, appropriate to a professional group, reflects the high priority given to upward power.
▪ Viceversa, the proportion of the professional group living in grossly under-occupied housing is twice as great.
▪ A final problem with applying traditional measurement techniques to white-collar professional groups was that traditional measurement focused primarily on efficiency.
▪ Similarly, professional groups possessing key skills can often rely on employers' dependence upon them.
▪ There will be much talk about the history of the professional group and its institutions.
▪ Sad to say, professional groups are little better, and possibly slightly worse, than average.
▪ But for many people, the best solution may be a combination of tax software and professional help.
▪ Name of Consortium - should we try to get professional help with this? 8.
▪ Your spouse might be able to help you, or you may need to seek professional help.
▪ I know that you have financial problems, but there must be a way to get the professional help you need.
▪ The extent to which bereavement is worked through depends on self-awareness, external support, professional help and general attitudes.
▪ After several weeks of sleepless nights, Walter sought professional help.
▪ Before turning to the individual arguments for teaching history it would be worthwhile emphasising the professional integrity of history teachers.
▪ So, how do you compete, while maintaining a business tone and professional integrity?
▪ They needed the scrupulous professional integrity which nearly proved such a stumbling block to them in this case.
▪ But from the start it was committed to journalistic and professional integrity.
▪ Total professional integrity! he smoothed.
▪ Forget your professional integrity, Caroline.
▪ Can he lend his name to the petition without compromising his professional integrity?
▪ This upgrade places Dreamweaver firmly back in the middle ground without compromising the professional integrity of previous releases.
▪ Carla had done a fairly professional job of staving in the rotten planks, that was all.
▪ But he quickly learned that at his age it was next to impossible to find a professional job in San Francisco.
▪ Although primarily concerned with routine white-collar work, Braverman does believe that some professional jobs have also become deskilled.
▪ Those targets range from 12 percent to 25 percent of the professional jobs.
▪ Women are systematically excluded from top managerial and professional jobs, as well as from skilled manual labour.
▪ He had to admit to himself that Zhukov had executed a most professional job.
▪ They also acquired higher proportions of managerial and professional jobs than the other parts of the country.
▪ It was a very professional job.
▪ In what follows I have used my interviews with parents as a counterpoint to a professional judgement.
▪ His professional judgement, on which so much depended, suggested intuition rather than ratiocination.
▪ He's never allowed his dislike, personal or otherwise, to influence his professional judgement in any way.
▪ The assessment relies largely on a combination of operational experience and professional judgement.
▪ Another important feature is the professional judgement needed to discontinue the nurse/patient relationship when it is no longer relevant.
▪ But personal belief and professional judgement have not received the same attention.
▪ If parents reject advice - and assuming you can not compromise your professional judgement - respect them and leave.
▪ There must also be professional judgement that further incidents are likely.
▪ This is something he has carried in a big way into his later professional life.
▪ If you have two children, that can add up to somewhere between five and ten years out of your professional life.
▪ Collins is the amorous object of a football referee's fantasy which affects his professional life on the field.
▪ Quite the contrary, the purpose is to learn something about yourself for use in both your personal and professional life.
▪ It provides students with the language and communicative skills they will need in their professional lives.
▪ Their problems arise because their love lives are as frustrating as their professional lives are rewarding.
▪ An informal, word-of-mouth fraternity was the only structure which controlled their professional lives.
▪ The grin is the afterglow of what Fonda describes as the most fulfilling job in his professional life, playing Ulee Jackson.
▪ Very few professional men then could expect a net income of £2,000 a year by the age of forty.
▪ He lived in Washington, a professional man, as much as anyone else in that town.
▪ The result is that the practical definition of obscenity has been decided by middle-aged-to-elderly professional men.
▪ I was a lawyer, a professional man who worked within a set of professional ethics.
▪ One way or another there would be a professional man in the family.
▪ It is far higher-and rising-among unskilled men than among professional men.
▪ All the victims are professional men and three, possibly four, were known homosexuals.
▪ Even professional men, it seems, would dabble in a bit of commerce if it helped pay the bills.
▪ Serious or persistent breach of the standards could amount to professional misconduct.
▪ He denied he had ever been guilty of professional misconduct, and he was just about to be disbarred in New York.
▪ The council alleged serious professional misconduct after Mr Cole failed to give a patient a signed statement or prescription.
▪ In 1982 he was found guilty of serious professional misconduct and undertook not to let it happen again.
▪ Teaching is supposed to be a creative activity, carried out by professional people, not by robots.
▪ We have professional people living here, accountants, biologists and others.
▪ This information suggests Clios are proving particularly popular with women and professional people.
▪ Anyway, professional people can end up homeless just like anyone else.
▪ Many hold down regular jobs and quite a few are highly-paid, professional people.
▪ Both were professional people with a vested interest in helping people - a doctor and a Baptist minister.
▪ It was a leafy place; professional people, merchants, senior civil servants had lived around here for a long time.
▪ There were Democratic party militants, anarchists, people with no party, workers, small businessmen, intellectuals, professional people.
▪ There is no substitute for truly professional practice in this regard.
▪ What it does not do, of course, is to prescribe an appropriate style of professional practice.
▪ In addition many courses involve periods of unpaid professional practice and work experience within the academic year.
▪ It explores the inter-relationships between official policy and professional practice and their adaptation to each other.
▪ These courses are strongly orientated towards industry and professional practice.
▪ Council also approved in principle the text for a booklet Guidance on professional conduct incorporating a code of professional practice.
▪ The Sub-Committee continued its review of the professional practice examination system.
▪ The procedures adopted on enquiries are a complete contrast to those in professional practice.
▪ This trend has been accompanied by improved professional training and a significant rise in the numbers holding professional qualifications.
▪ On the job training can lead to City &038; Guilds qualifications, as well as to more advanced courses and professional qualifications.
▪ A professional qualification in accountancy would be an advantage.
▪ This degree will provide the graduate with an excellent basis for pursuing a professional qualification with one of the accountancy bodies.
▪ Each year some graduates take this opportunity while others study for a professional qualification.
▪ Obtaining any professional qualification requires not only vocation and commitment, but also great investment in both personal and financial terms.
▪ The new rules laid greater emphasis on economic factors such as professional qualifications and work skills.
▪ It is also usual to specify a professional qualification.
▪ We talk of the individual consumer, individual professional responsibilities, individual responsibilities within the family, and so on.
▪ Will we display more of the statesmanship, selflessness, and disregard for monetary advantage associated with public service and professional responsibility?
▪ It is aimed at both local authorities and librarians to remind them of the professional responsibilities of librarians.
▪ Graduates, after all, pass into society and take up significant posts of managerial or professional responsibility.
▪ Schools have a professional responsibility to offer guidance to young people in transition to work.
▪ To feel good about myself is my top professional responsibility.
▪ Or, call a professional service to remove the nest.
▪ Now it is a major shopping centre and a centre for professional services and newspaper printing.
▪ Private firms routinely send professional service raters out to check the quality of their banks, supermarkets, and restaurants.
▪ We are a totally independent company dedicated to providing a high level of professional services to users of all Lotus software.
▪ For example, much of the public service and professional service of the authors do not get exposed.
▪ Banks, accountants, advertising agencies and many other providers of professional services are the camp followers of the multinational army.
▪ Partnership prevails over hierarchy in most professional service firms like McKinsey.
▪ This approach can only be created on the basis of managerial trust in the professional skills and attitudes of teachers.
▪ They lack the professional skills to do it themselves and can not afford to hire lawyers to do it for them.
▪ Business management, as mentioned earlier, is not recognised as a professional skill in its own right.
▪ It also provides professional skills in the use of radio, video and print media for religious, cultural and educational programming.
▪ The books demystify language teaching theory, and provide invaluable background knowledge which will extend professional skills.
▪ Today's lawyer needs modern business management skills as well as the old professional skills to succeed.
▪ And it is an improvement which only they have the requisite professional skills and training to undertake.
▪ In other words, management must continue to develop their own professional skills and sell them to the best bidder.
▪ The recommended salary scale for bureaux managers is pegged to local authority rates for professional staff.
▪ A professional staff of approximately 15 persons assists the Commissioners in their work.
▪ We have sheltered accommodation, with understanding professional staff, for blind men and women who are unable to look after themselves.
▪ Also, the number of professional staff as opposed to number crunchers, has increased.
▪ Moreover, management issues do arise naturally when clinicians work together in teams, perhaps with nurses and other professional staff.
▪ Telephonists, receptionists, porters as well as professional staff are the people who create the public image of the local service.
▪ The patient should be told of the mode of address used in that particular hospital for professional staff.
▪ He disclosed that the crisis in the inspectorate had led to 32 vacancies in a professional staff of 135 in October.
▪ Being capable of risking showing one's own personal vulnerability while still maintaining professional standards.
▪ Instead of becoming a unified political force dedicated to raising professional standards, black deejays remained unorganized and unfocused.
▪ This reflects the Society's function to monitor and maintain the highest professional standards.
▪ Such a practice would tend to promote suitable professional standards and reduce the chances of miscarriage of justice.
▪ Expertise was dissipated, professional standards dropped.
▪ In this way the audit regime has the positive effect of improving professional standards.
▪ So also should steps be taken to ensure that the professional standards of members and employees are maintained.
▪ Locally it needs to be done to as near a professional standard as possible.
▪ This trend has been accompanied by improved professional training and a significant rise in the numbers holding professional qualifications.
▪ There is going to be a professional training day for staff tomorrow so there will be no school again.
▪ Editor, - Renewed interest in the activities and professional training of counsellors in general practice is welcome.
▪ I sometimes think that the principal function of professional training in education is to inoculate teachers against books on education.
▪ The point also holds for those postgraduate courses which are hardly more than programmes of professional training.
▪ Since 1980 professional training courses have proliferated and many can be found in and around London.
▪ There are a number of print options which complete this professional training aid fit for any professional or amateur team.
▪ Improving the quality of professional training and decision making might be a more cost-effective solution to the problem of supply-led services.
▪ The number one cause is stress, which particularly affects the professional woman - often in her mid 20s to late 30s.
▪ Could I be content to be an exception, one among a small group of professional women who were treated with deference?
▪ A mature spinster, a professional woman, might.
▪ These are very well-educated professional women in Fog Bank who felt insecure about investing.
▪ As far as childcare is concerned, professional women have to rely on paid care.
▪ Glossy, high-powered soap opera about four black professional women helping one another through a bad year in Phoenix.
▪ It was true that she was an accomplished professional woman in her own right.
▪ Of those executive and professional women who did marry, most chose not to have children or deferred them until very late.
professional basketball games
Professional basketball players can earn huge sums of money.
▪ a professional football player
▪ a professional singer
▪ He was a keen amateur photographer for many years before he turned professional.
▪ I was impressed with William's professional manner on the phone.
▪ Lawyers have their own professional association, which operates a strict code of conduct.
▪ None of the applicants have any professional job experience.
▪ the glamorous world of professional skating
▪ The RSA course in teaching is a recognized professional qualification.
▪ These glossy brochures look very professional.
▪ You are advised to seek professional legal advice if in any doubt about the contract details.
▪ You should speak to a lawyer for a professional opinion.
▪ As a class, professional golfers are swell well-scrubbed chaps and chaplets, infinitely preferable to professional wrestlers or professional loan sharks.
▪ By this time Amelia had obtained a transport license, the mark of a professional pilot.
▪ Despite claims of more health professional access to the Internet, this is not the same as use.
▪ Full time welfare officers represent individuals at pension tribunals, and are able to offer professional advice on legal matters and housing.
▪ In the meantime, he says, Elizabeth would benefit from detailed professional financial planning and investment advice.
▪ Q: Do you have any advice for those want to become a professional singer?
▪ The professional role has been minimal, and, where it has been relevant has been facilitative rather than directive or initiating.
▪ The persistent association of Kohlberg's professional prestige with Gilligan's work is an interesting current example.
▪ We are amazed that a fellow professional has stooped so low as to make such unfounded comments in the papers.
▪ I wondered to what extent Fordham thought that his own response to this scrutiny was shared by his fellow professionals.
▪ Hanley's fitness, strength and dedication to the sport compel admiration even among his fellow professionals.
▪ These people concentrated most of their attention on Molland, a fellow professional who talked the same language.
▪ He continued to win the highest show ring awards and was honoured by his fellow professionals with several testimonials.
▪ The adjustment needed is towards a partnership of fellow professionals rather than a hierarchy of expert superordinates and inexpert subordinates.
▪ Hutton's predominantly with fellow professionals in other fields who just wanted the best and swiftest way through.
▪ Some of his fellow professionals were equally dubious.
▪ The medical professionals say the new system has been very beneficial to patients.
▪ If illness or injury strikes, medical professionals are normally close by, ready to ease pain and begin treatment.
▪ Complete reliance upon medical professionals can therefore be dangerous.
▪ Cardiologists and other medical professionals have also formed surfing groups.
▪ However, questioning the medical professional is a difficult and often a daunting task, given their present high social status.
▪ Unlike many medical professionals, they share the ideological and social world of the people they treat.
▪ The medical professional is in an overwhelmingly powerful position.
▪ The arrangements should involve and be prepared in consultation with senior management, engineers, public relations professionals and others as appropriate.
▪ It should be anticipated that eventually the best qualified and experienced public service professionals will opt for some other line of work.
▪ However, to public and professionals alike many old buildings are still regarded as representing little more than four external walls.
▪ Courts are filled with white-collar cases as our public servants and professionals are caught with their hands in the public till.
▪ Among virtually all public health professionals, Duesberg's and Rasnick's views are seen as discredited.
▪ Like public bureaucracies, professionals are also reluctant to impose their values by telling clients how to behave.
▪ In the future, job opportunities for public relations professionals will increase.
▪ All her old friends were young professionals with incomes.
▪ And young professionals, people like me, were not vastly far ahead of them.
▪ For example, a young professional receives a significant increase in his annual salary in October.
▪ It also might challenge and invite smart graduate students and other young professionals to choose public service over a corporate career.
▪ Jewel uses two young professionals and two dancers connected to the youth theatre.
▪ In Florida the young professionals were always entertaining their parents.
▪ The value covers the 22 first team squad members and 15 young professionals.
▪ He was, as golf professionals had been for a hundred years, a serf.
▪ He is not an engineer, a sanitation expert or a health professional.
▪ A cavalier unconcern about such consequences is too often the response of powerful mental health professionals who create categories of abnormality.
▪ Clearly this method disposes the health professionals toward feeling that they have helped architect the final programme.
▪ All this adds up to a full-scale revolt against status quo medicine by the largest group of health professionals.
▪ The theoretical and methodological developments to pain evaluation by both health professionals and patients will be applied in a hospital Pain Clinic.
▪ Although subtle, this shift demonstrates what health professionals see as a change in priority.
▪ In conclusion, deficiencies have been found in monitoring adults with severe physical disability whose sole regular contacts are health professionals.
▪ A current example of Doublethink about normality is the way many mental health professionals classify behavior in old people.
▪ The company has trained human resource professionals on staff who interview the former employers.
▪ She also said that HMOs are increasingly training health professionals through their own residency programs, as well as using teaching hospitals.
▪ One is expected to become, at state expense, a trained professional dedicated to elevating himself and his community.
▪ Many educators believe that because they are trained professionals, they should decide what kinds of information are useful to the public.
▪ But, do we excommunicate trained professionals, quality personnel, because of it?
Professionals were first allowed to compete in the Olympics in 1992.
▪ Electrical repairs should be left to a professional.
▪ Most athletes these days are highly-trained professionals, who spend their whole time practising or competing.
▪ Mr. Soloff was a true professional in the field of insurance.
▪ The play is performed by 50 local actors led by four professionals.
▪ Firstly, professionals make important contributions to the well-being of society as a whole.
▪ It is a tribute to the hard work of soft ware professionals that large-scale disruption was avoided.
▪ It is noteworthy that newly amended s.62 permits, interalia, market professionals to sue for insider dealing violations.
▪ It raises problems to do with the role and objectives of the professionals engaged in such work.
▪ Many parents become very confused by the range of professionals that they see and will call everyone doctor.
▪ This is because short professionals tend to concentrate their firepower.
▪ This new professional will need to be much more familiar with statistics in order to choose and evaluate training and testing situations.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Professional \Pro*fes"sion*al\, a.

  1. Of or pertaining to a profession, or calling; conforming to the rules or standards of a profession; following a profession; as, professional knowledge; professional conduct. ``Pride, not personal, but professional.''
    --Macaulay. ``A professional sneerer.''
    --De Quincey.

  2. Engaged in by professionals; as, a professional race; -- opposed to amateur.


Professional \Pro*fes"sion*al\, n. A person who prosecutes anything professionally, or for a livelihood, and not in the character of an amateur; a professional worker.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., of religious orders; 1747 of careers (especially of the skilled or learned trades from c.1793); see profession. In sports, opposed to amateur, from 1846. Related: Professionally.


"one who does it for a living," 1798, from professional (adj.).


a. 1 Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the (usually high) standards of a profession. 2 That is carried out for money, especially as a livelihood. 3 (lb en by extension) expert. n. 1 A person who belongs to a profession 2 A person who earns his living from a specified activity 3 An expert.

  1. adj. engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood; "the professional man or woman possesses distinctive qualifications"; "began her professional career after the Olympics"; "professional theater"; "professional football"; "a professional cook"; "professional actors and athletes" [ant: nonprofessional]

  2. of or relating to or suitable as a profession; "professional organizations"; "a professional field such as law"

  3. characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession; "professional conduct"; "professional ethics"; "a thoroughly professional performance" [ant: unprofessional]

  4. of or relating to a profession; "we need professional advice"; "professional training"; "professional equipment for his new office"

  5. engaged in by members of a profession; "professional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching"

  1. n. a person engaged in one of the learned professions [syn: professional person]

  2. an athlete who plays for pay [syn: pro] [ant: amateur]

  3. an authority qualified to teach apprentices [syn: master]


A professional is a member of a profession or any person who earns their living from a specified professional activity. The term also describes the standards of education and training that prepare members of the profession with the particular knowledge and skills necessary to perform their specific role within that profession. In addition, most professionals are subject to strict codes of conduct, enshrining rigorous ethical and moral obligations. Professional standards of practice and ethics for a particular field are typically agreed upon and maintained through widely recognized professional associations, such as the IEEE. Some definitions of "professional" limit this term to those professions that serve some important aspect of public interest and the general good of society.

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.

Professional (disambiguation)

A professional is someone who is skilled in a profession.

Professional or professionals may also refer to:

Usage examples of "professional".

But Jonson gave dramatic value to the masque, especially in his invention of the antimasque, a comedy or farcical element of relief, entrusted to professional players or dancers.

They were certainly much closer to the People so freely apostrophized by the Third Estate than the lawyers, functionaries and professional men who made up that body.

There is not a great deal of hope for assimilationist policies to be found in the professional Mexican-American leadership that thrives in government, journalism and the universities.

He thought he looked appropriately serious in his one decent suit even if Carol had told him it made him look like a time-warped professional foot baller But not even she could fault his dove grey shirt and dark magenta tie, he decided.

American poet with a beard and tufted eyebrows: Gerald, a professional beatnik from the western United States.

Most of his previous partners had probably been besotted with him, or paid by him, but she was a professional woman, with a mind of her own.

Quintus Bland, his professional interest overcoming his low spirits for the moment.

The new technology of radio had forced briskness and brevity on professional speakers, such as politicians, who were accustomed to orating on the stump for three hours at a stretch, and preachers, sometimes drilling words into their listeners at speeds that reached two hundred words a minute.

If a Harry Broll can damned near kill you, Travis, what about somebody with a more professional attitude and background?

If soft, sloppy, nervous Harry Broll could almost do me in with a pop gun, my next meeting with professional talent could be mortal.

He was a professional, and all the fighting brutishness of him was reserved for his professional appearances.

The socialist welfare concerns of the early 1920s gave way to the rightwing political agenda, and the professional and social ideologies growing out of the eugenics movement embraced an exclusionary and vicious assault on sick bodies, disabled limbs, and individual lifestyles that ran counter to Volkish ideals.

Smith readily agreed to do a series of novelettes constructed around the character Neal Cloud, a professional blaster of atomic vortices from power plants out of control, an extrapolation of the business of dynamiting blazing oil wells.

The most effective way to acquire such knowledge is by a concerted, collaborative effort on the part of professional cognitive scientists and professional contemplatives, using their combined extraspective and introspective skills to tackle the hard problem of consciousness.

We passed and bowed to the eschatologists, cetics, akashics, horologes, the professionals and academicians of our Order.