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nonprofessional

adjective non·pro·fes·sion·al \ ˌnän-prə-ˈfesh-nəl , -ˈfe-shə-nᵊl \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of nonprofessional

:not professional: such as
a :not belonging to or trained in a particular profession
  • overtime pay for nonprofessional employees
  • nonprofessional jobs
b :engaging in or practicing some craft or art without previous training or professional status :amateur
  • a nonprofessional actor

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nonprofessional

noun

Definition of nonprofessional

plural nonprofessionals
:a person who is not a professional: such as
a :someone who does not belong to or possess training in a particular profession
  • the role of nonprofessionals in mental health care
b :someone who engages in or practices some craft or art without previous training or professional status
  • a cooking class for nonprofessionals
  • a cast of mostly nonprofessionals

nonprofessionally

adverb
    • has been singing nonprofessionally for many years

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First Known Use of nonprofessional

1872



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