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preprofessional

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Preparatory to the practice of a profession or to its specialized field of study.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Prior to starting a profession.
  • n. One who is working towards becoming a professional.

Etymologies

pre- +‎ professional (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Hubbard Street's "preprofessional" troupe -- who take daily classes and every opportunity they can to perform -- presents several original works.

    Chicago Reader

  • Enrolled in a very competitive preprofessional program, Shari studied hard despite some initial floundering with all the new free time .

    The iConnected Parent

  • The veteran population, however, nearly disappeared because of costs and the sense among many vets that they needed preprofessional training more than a liberal arts degree.

    Colleges hope new GI bill will lure veterans to campus

  • And those who have such debt are going to be more likely to see college (because they might feel that they have to see college) as preprofessional, as preparation for careers remunerative enough to pay off their loans (or, say, support a sick uncle, or a dependent sister, or so on).

    are you getting enough SLOIP? : Stephen Burt : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • Occasionally Epictetus offers preprofessional advice to pupils who intend to pursue a teaching career of their own.

    Epictetus

  • But the old, archaic, preprofessional system was not immediately replaced by a thoroughly modern one, despite the founding of a police force here and there.

    A History of American Law

  • They provide opportunities only for preprofessional recruits, and for women, who continue not to show interest comparable to men's.

    09/22/2002 - 09/29/2002

  • I'm fine with that, of course; a debate team has a much closer link to collegiate purposes than does a preprofessional football team.

    09/22/2002 - 09/29/2002

  • Other countries you have smaller proportions of their population going to college, but you have a whole level of people who have certain technical, preprofessional skills.

    Presidents Remarks At Town Hall Meeting

  • International Program for advanced and preprofessional artists, ages eighteen to twenty-nine.

    PaloAltoOnline.com

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