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profession

noun
 
 
/prəˈfeʃən/
WORK [C] B1 a type of work that needs special training or education: What's your profession? He's working in a restaurant, but he's a teacher by profession (= he trained to be a teacher).Jobs, careers and professionsWorking
PEOPLE [group] B2 the people who do a type of work considered as a group: The medical profession has expressed concern about the new drug.Societies, clubs and organizations
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