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
4a : a calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparationb : a principal calling, vocation, or employmentc : the whole body of persons engaged in a calling
Examples of profession in a sentence
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 and Etymology 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
PROFESSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of profession for English Language Learners
: 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
PROFESSION Defined for Kids
Definition of profession for Students
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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