Definition of professionalism in English:

professionalism

Line breaks: pro|fes¦sion¦al|ism
Pronunciation: /prəˈfɛʃ(ə)n(ə)lɪz(ə)m
 
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noun

  • 1 [mass noun] The competence or skill expected of a professional: the key to quality and efficiency is professionalism
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    • I think to question the professionalism of any player is a big thing.
    • I wanted to rant about the professionalism of its players and their evident love for the game.
    • It did so through innovative management and the professionalism of staff.
  • 2The practising of an activity, especially a sport, by professional rather than amateur players: the trend towards professionalism
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    • Once professionalism started and the top players left the club the numbers participating and watching dropped.
    • Where professionalism is all about opportunities for some players, for others it's all about problems.
    • And closer to home again, indeed, at home, the era of professionalism in sport is upon us.

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