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professional

noun [C]
 
 
/prəˈfeʃənəl/
TRAINED someone who does a job that needs special training or educationEmployment status and types of work
WITH EXPERIENCE someone who has done a job for a long time and who does it with a lot of skill: She dealt with the problem like a true professional.Employment status and types of workSkilled, talented and able
SPORTS B2 someone who earns money for doing a sport or activity that most other people do as a hobby: a rugby professional →  Opposite amateur noun Employment status and types of workCompetitors and participants in sports and games
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