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noun [countable]     profession pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a job that you need special skills and qualifications to do, especially one with high social status

    the medical/legal/nursing/teaching profession

    in a profession:

    People in my profession have a duty to the public.

    member of a profession:

    We admit that a few members of our profession have behaved badly.

    go into/enter/join a profession:

    Her father discouraged her from going into the legal profession.

    1. a.
      all the people who work in a particular profession: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

      The medical profession is always telling us we should exercise more.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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