from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Professional status, methods, character, or standards.
- n. The use of professional performers, as in athletics or in the arts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The status, methods, character or standards expected of a professional or of a professional organization, such as reliability, discretion, evenhandedness, and fair play.
- n. The use of professionals rather than amateurs in any sport etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The following of a profession, sport, etc., as an occupation; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The characteristics, ideas, or methods of professional persons; that which savors of a professional, especially when so marked as to become objectionable or offensive: specifically used of athletic sports, etc., opposed to the methods or work of amateurs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the expertness characteristic of a professional person
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I understand the term professionalism played a large part in the early stages of this fiasco, which is almost too shocking to be believed.
In his studies on what he calls the professionalism of youth sports, Gould has found large numbers of overinvolved parents interfering with their childs development as an athlete or person.
First, I think his professionalism is a thing that struck me very forcibly.
Way to go guys, that's what I call professionalism!
His left-field defense has improved to the point of adequacy, his professionalism is valued highly and, entering his age 32 season, he is in the midst of his prime.
Whether we shun someone professionally in the name of professionalism, in our religious institutions in the name of God, or in our own families in the name of pride, we lessen ourselves, our spirits and our humanity.
His clear edge in professionalism and guitar heroics combine with his visual appeal and occasionally mesmerizing vocals for a triumphant come-from-behind victory.
But the only place where I question its professionalism is its slippery failure to acknowledge the impact of the reauthorization, including what looks like an overclever effort to edit its argument to avoid acknowledge that point.
Since professionalism is essential, we hired a cover artist and an ebook formatter.
She has done countless interviews for Twilight and now Adventureland and it seems like her professionalism is still on the same level as her first interview.