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adjective professional pronunciation in British English /prəˈfeʃ(ə)nəl/
  1. 1
    relating to work that needs special skills and qualifications

    Every applicant is entitled to good professional advice.

    Teachers must be free to exercise their professional judgment.

    1. a.
      showing a high level of skill or training

      the firm with the most professional approach to marketing

      very/highly/thoroughly professional:

      I congratulate you on a thoroughly professional job, done in difficult conditions.

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    2. b.
      behaving in a correct way at work and doing your job well

      The whole cast was very professional and hard working in rehearsals.

      They want me to dress in a more professional way.

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  2. 2
    relating to a profession and its rules, standards, and arrangements

    professional qualifications/training

    professional organizations/bodies/associations

    1. a.
      working in a profession

      managerial and professional employees

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  3. 3
    relating to your work or career

    We've got a good professional relationship, but I wouldn't say we're friends.

  4. 4
    playing a sport or doing an activity as a job rather than for enjoyment

    a professional actor/footballer/photographer

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