HyperDic: profession

English > 4 senses of the word profession:
NOUNgroupprofessionthe body of people in a learned occupation
actprofessionan occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
communicationprofession, professingan open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion
communicationprofessionaffirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith
profession > pronunciation
Soundsprahfeh'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > profession: 4 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningThe body of people in a learned occupation.
Example"the news spread rapidly through the medical profession"
Narrowerbusinessmen, business communityThe body of individuals who manage businesses
community of scholarsThe body of individuals holding advanced academic degrees
economics professionThe body of professional economists
health professionThe body of individuals whose work helps to maintain the health of their clients
legal profession, bar, legal communityThe body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction
priesthoodThe body of ordained religious practitioners
Broaderoccupational group, vocationA body of people doing the same kind of work
Spanishprofesión
Adjectivesprofessionalof or relating to or suitable as a profession
English > profession: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences).
NarrowerarchitectureThe profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect
educationThe profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university / university)
engineeringThe practical application of technical and scientific knowledge to commerce or industry
journalismThe profession of reporting or photographing or editing news stories for one of the media
learned professionOne of the three professions traditionally believed to require advanced learning and high principles
literatureThe profession or art of a writer
politicsThe profession devoted to governing and to political affairs
Broaderoccupation, business, job, line of work, lineThe principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
Spanishprofesión
Catalanprofessió
Adjectivesprofessionalof or relating to a profession
English > profession: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningAn open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion.
Example"a profession of disagreement"
Synonymprofessing
Broaderavowal, avouchment, affirmationA statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
Spanishprofesión
Catalanprofessió
Verbsprofessadmit (to a wrongdoing)
English > profession: 4 senses > noun 4, communication
Meaningaffirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith.
Example"a profession of Christianity"
Broaderaffirmation(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)
Spanishprofesión
Catalanprofessió
Verbsprofesstake vows, as in religious order

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