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Definition of Profession

Profession

  1. The act of professing or claiming; open declaration; public avowal or acknowledgment; as, professions of friendship; a profession of faith.
  2. That which one professed; a declaration; an avowal; a claim; as, his professions are insincere.
  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.
  4. The collective body of persons engaged in a calling; as, the profession distrust him.
  5. The act of entering, or becoming a member of, a religious order.

Profession Quotations

I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.
John Wooden

Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.
Pablo Picasso

I don't know anybody who said, 'I love that teacher, he or she gave a really good homework set,' or 'Boy, that was the best class I ever took because those exams were awesome.' That's not what people want to talk about. It's not what influences people in one profession or another.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.
Ulysses S. Grant

Every man should make his son or daughter learn some useful trade or profession, so that in these days of changing fortunes of being rich today and poor tomorrow they may have something tangible to fall back upon. This provision might save many persons from misery, who by some unexpected turn of fortune have lost all their means.
P. T. Barnum
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Profession Translations

profession in Afrikaans is beroep
profession in Danish is stilling
profession in Dutch is beroep, broodwinning, bedrijf
profession in Finnish is ammatti
profession in French is profession
profession in German is Beruf
profession in Norwegian is yrke
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