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non-professional

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Definition of non-professional in English:

adjective

1Relating to or engaged in a paid occupation that does not require advanced education or training: non-professional grades of staff
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  • On the other hand, non-professional workers value communication, want praise and reward and to work in an open environment where they can discuss grievances and personal problems.
  • Some 56 per cent of non-professional drivers said they drank at such dinners before driving.
  • I attend a church that has a majority of its members working in non-professional fields.
1.1Relating to or engaged in an activity which is not one’s main paid occupation: non-professional actors
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  • It is a scary experience working with non-professional actors, because there's no technique there.
  • The story is then dramatized by non-professional actors, though the nature of the tale changes with the tellers.
  • These characters, played by non-professional actors, are not caricatured in any way.

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A non-professional person: non-professionals like fruit vendors and newspaper distributors many scientists are indignant when non-professionals interfere
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  • Exorcists can be divided into two categories: professional and non-professionals.
  • There's plenty of room for professionals and non-professionals to blog.
  • Apparently the entire cast is composed of non-professionals - well, it worked for The Bicycle Thief.

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