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

 pro·fes·sion·al /prəˈfɛʃnəl, ˈfɛʃənḷ/

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

 pro·fes·sion·al /prəˈfɛʃnəl, ənḷ/ 形容詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·fes·sion·al a.
 1. Of or pertaining to a profession, or calling; conforming to the rules or standards of a profession; following a profession; as, professional knowledge; professional conduct.  “Pride, not personal, but professional.”  --Macaulay. “A professional sneerer.” --De Quincey.
 2. Engaged in by professionals; as, a professional race; -- opposed to amateur.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·fes·sion·al, n. A person who prosecutes anything professionally, or for a livelihood, and not in the character of an amateur; a professional worker.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or
             means of livelihood; "the professional man or woman
             possesses distinctive qualifications"; "began her
             professional career after the Olympics"; "professional
             theater"; "professional football"; "a professional
             cook"; "professional actors and athletes" [ant: nonprofessional]
      2: of or relating to or suitable as a profession; "professional
         organizations"; "a professional field such as law"
      3: characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged
         in a profession; "professional conduct"; "professional
         ethics"; "a thoroughly professional performance" [ant: unprofessional]
      4: of or relating to a profession; "we need professional
         advice"; "professional training"; "professional equipment
         for his new office"
      5: engaged in by members of a profession; "professional
         occupations include medicine and the law and teaching"
      n 1: a person engaged in one of the learned professions [syn: professional
      2: an athlete who plays for pay [syn: pro] [ant: amateur]
      3: an authority qualified to teach apprentices [syn: master]