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profession

noun [C]
 
 
/prəˈfeʃən/
a job that needs a high level of education or special training: What is it like to work in a profession where more than 97% of your colleagues are men? the accountancy/teaching/engineering profession the legal/medical/actuarial professionsb is sth by profession He's an architect by profession. She is a leading commercial lawyer who is highly respected within the profession.enter/go into/leave a profession We won't get people to enter a profession that doesn't reward effectiveness.
the people who do a particular type of work, considered as a group: There's a feeling among the nursing profession that their work is undervalued.
the professions jobs that need special training and skill, such as being a doctor or lawyer, rather than jobs in business or industry: The struggle for equality in the military is not over yet, but women are making significant gains in this area, as they are in business, politics, and the professions.enter/go into the professions It was an environment where science was a dirty word and his fellow pupils were encouraged to go into the professions.
(Definition of profession from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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