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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.


Synonymsprofessing


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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