profession - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun [countable] 

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/prəˈfeʃ(ə)n/
singularprofession
pluralprofessions
  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.