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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pro·fes·sion /prəˈfɛʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pro·fes·sion /prəˈfɛʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·fes·sion n.
 1. The act of professing or claiming; open declaration; public avowal or acknowledgment; as, professions of friendship; a profession of faith.
    A solemn vow, promise, and profession.   --Bk. of Com. Prayer.
 2. That which one professed; a declaration; an avowal; a claim; as, his professions are insincere.
    The Indians quickly perceive the coincidence or the contradiction between professions and conduct.   --J. Morse.
 3. That of which one professed knowledge; the occupation, if not mechanical, agricultural, or the like, to which one devotes one's self; the business which one professes to understand, and to follow for subsistence; calling; vocation; employment; as, the profession of arms; the profession of a clergyman, lawyer, or physician; the profession of lecturer on chemistry.
    Hi tried five or six professions in turn.   --Macaulay.
 Note:The three professions, or learned professions, are, especially, theology, law, and medicine.
 4. The collective body of persons engaged in a calling; as, the profession distrust him.
 5. Eccl. Law. The act of entering, or becoming a member of, a religious order.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the body of people in a learned occupation; "the news spread
           rapidly through the medical community" [syn: community]
      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" [syn: professing]
      4: affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith; "a
         profession of Christianity"