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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  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" 
  n  1:  a  person  engaged  in  one  of  the  learned  professions  [syn:  {professional 
  2:  an  athlete  who  plays  for  pay  [syn:  {pro}]  [ant:  {amateur}] 
  3:  an  authority  qualified  to  teach  apprentices  [syn:  {master}] 

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