profession

  1. the body of people in a learned occupation
  2. an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
  3. an open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion
  4. affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith

Profession

A profession is a vocation founded upon specialized educational training, the purpose of which is to supply objective counsel and service to others, for a direct and definite compensation, wholly apart from expectation of other business gain. The term is a truncation of the term `liberal profession`, which is, in turn, an anglicisation of the Fr.....
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profession

(from the article `classical scholarship`) Associated with Germany was the movement toward what may be called professionalism during the second half of the 19th century. Though Wolf`s example ... ...Generally, workers with good educations and high occupational status are more likely to assert their interests individually rather than thr...
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profession

[n] - the body of people in a learned occupation 2. [n] - an open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion 3. [n] - affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith 4. [n] - an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
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Profession

• (v.) The act of professing or claiming; open declaration; public avowal or acknowledgment; as, professions of friendship; a profession of faith. • (v.) That of which one professed knowledge; the occupation, if not mechanical, agricultural, or the like, to which one devotes one`s self; the business which one professes to understand, and ...
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profession

professing noun an open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion; `a profession of disagreement`
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profession

[Noun] Plural form: professions. A type of work that needs special training - eg: doctor, lawyer, nurse, teacher. This word is often used to talk about a group of very qualified people who have the same type of job.
Example: The medical profession got together at a conference last week.
See also: professional
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Profession

[religious] The term religious profession is used in many western-rite Christian denominations (including those of Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and other traditions) to refer to the solemn admission of men or women into a religious order by means of public vows. The term is defined in the 1983 Code of Canon Law of the Roman Catholic ...
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Profession

[short story] `Profession` is a novella by Isaac Asimov. The story first appeared in the July 1957 issue of Astounding Science Fiction and was the lead story in the 1959 collection Nine Tomorrows. ==Plot summary== The author presents a centralized Earth society of the sixty-sixth century, in which children are educated by almost instantaneo...
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Profession

Pro¬∑fes'sion noun [ French, from Latin professio . See Profess , v. ] 1. The act of professing or claiming; open declaration; public avowal or acknowledgment; as, professions of friendship; a profession of faith. « A solemn vow, promi...
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profession

1. The act of professing or claiming; open declaration; public avowal or acknowledgment; as, professions of friendship; a profession of faith. 'A solemn vow, promise, and profession.' (Bk. Of Com. Prayer) ... 2. That which one professed; a declaration; an avowal; a claim; as, his professions are insincere. 'The Indians quickly perceive the coincide...
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profession

A paid occupation, especially one which needs training and a formal qualification such as medicine or the law.
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Profession

a prestigious, white-collar occupation that requires extensive formal education
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profession

In its present-day meaning, the somewhat traditional concept of `the professions` (sometimes also called `liberal professions`) encompasses occupations in the service sector which call for advanced learning or training. They are not businesses or trades (`Gewerbe`). They include, notably, lawyers, accountants, doctors and consultant psychologists, ...
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profession

profession 1. An occupation that requires extensive education or specialized training and/or experience. 2. The members of a particular occupation. 3. A declaration of belief in a religion or faith.
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