Simple Definition of profession
: a type of job that requires special education, training, or skill
: the people who work in a particular profession
: the act of declaring or saying something openly
Full Definition of profession
1 : the act of taking the vows of a religious community
2 : an act of openly declaring or publicly claiming a belief, faith, or opinion : protestation
3 : an avowed religious faith
4 a : a calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation b : a principal calling, vocation, or employment c : the whole body of persons engaged in a calling
Examples of profession
The doctor talked to students who are thinking about entering the profession.
Most professions in the medical field require years of training.
Their daughter recently became a member of the medical profession.
Origin of profession
Middle English professioun, from Anglo-French profession, from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin profession-, professio, from Latin, public declaration, from profitēri
First Known Use: 13th century
Rhymes with profession
accession, aggression, bull session, compression, concession, confession, depression, digression, discretion, egression, expression, impression, ingression, jam session, obsession, oppression, precession, procession, progression, recession, refreshen, regression, repression, secession, skull session, succession, suppression, transgression
PROFESSION Defined for Kids
Definition of profession
1 : an occupation (as medicine, law, or teaching) that is not mechanical or agricultural and that requires special education
2 : an act of publicly declaring or claiming <a profession of religious faith>
3 : the people working in an occupation
Medical Definition of profession
1: a calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation
2: the whole body of persons engaged in a calling
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