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English noun: profession

1. profession (group) the body of people in a learned occupation

SamplesThe news spread rapidly through the medical profession.
They formed a community of scientists.

Broader (hypernym)occupational group, vocation

Narrower (hyponym)bar, business community, businessmen, community of scholars, economics profession, health profession, legal community, legal profession, priesthood

2. profession (act) an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)

Broader (hypernym)business, job, line, line of work, occupation

Narrower (hyponym)architecture, education, engineering, journalism, learned profession, literature, politics, technology

3. profession (communication) an open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion

SamplesA profession of disagreement.


Broader (hypernym)affirmation, avouchment, avowal

4. profession (communication) affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith

SamplesA profession of Christianity.

Broader (hypernym)affirmation

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