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adverb professionally pronunciation in British English /prəˈfeʃ(ə)nəli/
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  1. 1
    with the formal qualifications necessary for a particular profession
    professionally trained/qualified/certified: a professionally certified accountant
  2. 2
    showing the type of behaviour and skills that someone with a professional job is expected to have
    She hasn’t behaved very professionally, has she?
    1. a.
      in a skilful way
      The whole job was handled very professionally.
  3. 3
    in a way that is connected with your work or career
    Without Nina’s help I wouldn’t be where I am today professionally.
  4. 4
    as a job rather than for enjoyment
    She has been acting professionally since she was 17.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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