professionalism
noun Date: 1856 1. the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person 2. the following of a profession (as athletics) for gain or livelihood

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • professionalism — index specialty (special aptitude) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • professionalism — (n.) 1856, from PROFESSIONAL (Cf. professional) (adj.) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • professionalism — ► NOUN ▪ the competence or skill expected of a professional …   English terms dictionary

  • professionalism — [prō fesh′ənəl iz΄əm, pre fesh′ənəl iz΄əm] n. 1. professional quality, status, etc. 2. the use of professional players in organized sports …   English World dictionary

  • professionalism — [[t]prəfe̱ʃən(ə)lɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT (approval) Professionalism in a job is a combination of skill and high standards. American companies pride themselves on their professionalism... There was a lack of professionalism in their dealings …   English dictionary

  • professionalism — pro|fes|sion|al|is|m [prəˈfeʃənəlızəm] n [U] 1.) the skill and high standards of behaviour expected of a professional person ▪ the dedication and professionalism of our staff 2.) BrE the practice of using professional players in sports ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • professionalism — pro|fes|sion|al|ism [ prə feʃənl,ızəm ] noun uncount 1. ) the qualities and skills that someone with a professional job is expected to have: I admired her professionalism in dealing with the task. 2. ) the use of professional players in a sport …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • professionalism — noun (U) 1 the skill and high standards of behaviour expected of a professional person: The success of the orchestra is due to the professionalism of its members. 2 the practice of using professional players in sports …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • professionalism — UK [prəˈfeʃ(ə)nəˌlɪz(ə)m] / US [prəˈfeʃən(ə)lˌɪzəm] noun [uncountable] 1) the qualities and skills that someone with a professional job is expected to have I admired her professionalism in dealing with the task. 2) the use of professional players …   English dictionary

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