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pro

noun [C] uk   /prəʊ/ us    /proʊ/ (plural pros)

pro noun [C] (ADVANTAGE)

B2 an advantage or a reason for doing something: One of the big pros of living in Madrid is the night life. We're just weighing up the pros and cons (= advantages and disadvantages) of moving to a bigger house.Advantage and disadvantage

pro noun [C] (SPORTSPERSON)

informal a person who plays sport as a job rather than as a hobby: a tennis pro a pro golferCompetitors and participants in sports and games

pro

adjective, preposition uk   /prəʊ/ us    /proʊ/
supporting or agreeing with something: Are you pro or anti the new bill (= do you support it or are you against it)?Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
(Definition of pro noun, adjective, preposition from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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