profession meaning

[ prə'feʃən ] Pronunciation:   "profession" in a sentence
Noun: profession  pru'feshun
  1. The body of people in a learned occupation
    "the news spread rapidly through the medical profession" 
  2. An occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences) 
  3. An open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion
    "a profession of disagreement"
    - professing 
  4. Affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith
    "a profession of Christianity"

Derived forms: professions

See also: profess, professional

Type of: affirmation, avouchment, avowal, business, job, line, line of work, occupation, occupational group, vocation

Encyclopedia: Profession Profession, Religious


1 [C]

a type of job that needs special training or skill, especially one that needs a high level of education:

She was at the very top of her profession.

Public relations is one of the fastest-growing professions.

He was an electrician by profession.

What advice would you give to people entering the accounting profession?

❖ to enter/go into/join a profession

◆ the accountancy/accounting/legal/medical/teaching profession

2 the profession [sing. with sing./pl. verb]

all the people who work in a particular type of profession:

The legal profession has/have always resisted change.

3 the professions [pl.]

the traditional jobs that need a high level of education and training, such as being a doctor or a lawyer:

employment in industry and the professions


Members of professions


architect - designs buildings


electrical engineer - designs electrical equipment

civil engineer - designs structures, roads, bridges, etc.

mechanical engineer - designs machines

quantity surveyor (BrE) - calculates the time and materials needed to build sth


accountant - keeps financial records

actuary - calculates risks and payments for insurance companies

auditor - checks that organizations keep proper financial records


attorney - a US lawyer

solicitor - a UK lawyer

barrister - in the UK, represents people in the higher courts


consultant - an independent person who is paid to give advice

management consultant - gives advice on how to improve companies

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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  1. teaching is a demanding profession.
  2. every profession produces its own topmost master ..
  3. it was not a lucrative profession.
  4. teaching is a splendid profession.
  5. he is at the top of his profession.

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