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Definition of professionalism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//prəˈfɛʃənl̩ɪzəm//
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  1. 1the high standard that you expect from a person who is well trained in a particular job We were impressed by the professionalism of the staff. Their duties were carried out with commitment and professionalism.
  2. 2great skill and ability the power and professionalism of her performance
  3. 3the practice of using professional players in sports Increased professionalism has changed the game radically.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: professionalism