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Meaning of “professional” - Learner’s Dictionary

professional

adjective     /prəˈfeʃənəl/
JOB [always before noun]
B2 relating to a job that needs special training or education: You should get some professional advice about your finances.Employment status and types of work
EARNING MONEY
B1 Someone is professional if they earn money for a sport or activity that most people do as a hobby: a professional athlete/musician a professional golf championship →  Opposite amateur adjective Earning money and money earned
SKILL
B1 showing skill and careful attention: a professional attitude He looks very professional in that suit. →  Opposite unprofessional Skilled, talented and able
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