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"profession" in British English

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professionnoun

uk   /prəˈfeʃ.ən/ us   /prəˈfeʃ.ən/
  • profession noun (WORK)

B1 [C, + sing/pl verb] any type of work that needs special training or a particular skill, often one that is respected because it involves a high level of education: He left the teaching profession in 1965 to start his own business. The report notes that 40 percent of lawyers entering the profession are women. Teaching as a profession is very underpaid. He's a doctor by profession.
B2 [C, + sing/pl verb] 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, but not work in business or industry

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  • profession noun (STATEMENT)

[C] a statement about what someone feels, believes, or intends to do, often made publicly: The energy companies' professions of commitment to the environment seem less believable every day. his professions of love
(Definition of profession from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"profession" in American English

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professionnoun

us   /prəˈfeʃ·ən/
[C/U] any type of work, esp. one that needs a high level of education or a particular skill: [C] the medical/teaching profession [U] I’m a writer by profession.
(Definition of profession from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"profession" in Business English

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professionnoun [C]

uk   /prəˈfeʃən/ us  
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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“profession” in British English

“profession” in Business English

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