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Main Entry: 1pro·fes·sion·al
Pronunciation: prschwa-primarystressfesh-nschwal, -schwan-schwal
Function: adjective
1 a : of, relating to, or resembling that of a profession b : having a particular profession as a permanent career <a professional soldier>
2 a : taking part for money in an activity (as sport) that others do for pleasure <professional golfers> b : engaged in by persons who are paid <professional football>
- pro·fes·sion·al·ly /-emacron/ adverb

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