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Definition of "professionalism" []

  • Professional status, methods, character, or standards. (noun)
  • The use of professional performers, as in athletics or in the arts. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "professionalism" in a sentence
  • "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."