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professionalisms

professionalisms is a plural form of professionalism

professionalism

Definition:

the expertness characteristic of a professional person

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Plural:

professionalisms

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"professional" + "-ism".
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Professional

a person who is engaged in a certain activity, or occupation, for gain or compensation as means of livelihood; such as a permanent career, not as an amateur or pastime. The traditional professions were doctors, engineers, lawyers, architects and ... (39 of 1115 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Professional

Collins Dictionary:

professionalism | professionalist [derived]

the methods, character, status, etc, of a professional | the pursuit of an activity for gain or livelihood (17 of 410 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/professionalism

Merriam-Webster:

professionalism

the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person(see "professional" [entry 1]) | the following of a ... (22 of 185 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/professionalism

Oxford Dictionary:

professionalism

the competence or skill expected of a professional | the practising of an activity, especially a sport, by professional rather than amateur players (22 of 60 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/professionalism

Macmillan British Dictionary:

professionalism [uncountable]

the qualities and skills that someone with a professional job is expected to have | the use of professional players in a sport (22 of 53 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/professionalism

Wiktionary:

professionalism | professionalisms [plural]

The status, methods, character or standards expected of a professional or of a professional organization, such as reliability, discretion, evenhandedness, and fair play. | The use of professionals rather than amateurs in any sport etc. (34 of 35 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/professionalism

Random House Dictionary:

professionalism

professional character, spirit, or methods. | the standing, practice, or methods of a professional, as distinguished from an amateur. (18 of 25 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/professionalism

Cambridge Dictionary:

professionalism

the combination of all the qualities that are connected with trained and skilled people (14 of 24 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/professionalism

American Heritage Dictionary:

professionalism

Professional status, methods, character, or standards. | The use of professional performers, as in athletics or in the arts. (18 of 21 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/professionalism

New World Dictionary:

professionalism

professional quality, status, etc. | the use of professional players in organized sports (12 of 15 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/professionalism

Encarta Dictionary:

professionalism

the skill, competence, or character expected of a member of a highly trained profession | the use of professionals instead of amateurs (21 of 43 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736699​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Online Etymology:

professionalism

First use: 1856

Origin: "professional" + "-ism".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=professionalism

professional

First use: early 15th century

Origin: of religious orders; 1747 of careers (especially of the skilled or learned trades from about 1793); see "profession". Noun meaning "one who does X for ... (28 of 44 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=professional

-ism

Origin: suffix forming nouns of action, state, condition, doctrine, from French -isme or directly from Latin -isma, -ismus, from Greek ... (19 of 35 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=-ism

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

professionalism

Audio: British English pronunciation of "professionalism"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/professionalism

Macmillan British Dictionary:

professionalism [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "professionalism"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/professionalism

Macmillan American Dictionary:

professionalism [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "professionalism"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/professionalism

Cambridge Dictionary:

professionalism

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "professionalism"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "professionalism"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/professionalism

the Free Dictionary:

professionalism

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "professionalism"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "professionalism"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "professionalism" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/professionalism

Google Dictionary:

professionalism

Audio: English pronunciation of "professionalism"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=professionalism

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

professionalism

Audio: North American pronunciation of "professionalism"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=profes​07 word=professionalism

YourDictionary Audio:

professionalism

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "professionalism" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/professionalism

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