Definition of professionalization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

professionalization

 noun
(British English also -isation)noun
BrE BrE//prəˌfeʃənəlaɪˈzeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˌfeʃənələˈzeɪʃn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the process of making an activity more professional, for example by paying people who take part in it the increasing professionalization of sports