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semiprofessional

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noun semi·pro·fes·sion·al \ˌse-mē-prə-ˈfesh-nəl, ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-, -ˈfe-shə-nəl\

Definition of semiprofessional

  1. :  one who engages in an activity (such as a sport) semiprofessionally

First Known Use of semiprofessional

1861


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semiprofessional

adjective semi·pro·fes·sion·al

Definition of semiprofessional

  1. 1 :  engaging in an activity for pay or gain but not as a full-time occupation

  2. 2 :  engaged in by semiprofessional players semiprofessional baseball

semiprofessionally

adverb

First Known Use of semiprofessional

1900


SEMIPROFESSIONAL Defined for English Language Learners

semiprofessional

adjective

Definition of semiprofessional for English Language Learners

  • : paid to participate in a sport or activity but not doing it as a full-time job

  • : involving semiprofessional athletes


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