Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun profession

4 senses of profession

Sense 1
profession -- (the body of people in a learned occupation; "the news spread rapidly through the medical profession"; "they formed a community of scientists")
       => occupational group, vocation -- (a body of people doing the same kind of work)

Sense 2
profession -- (an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences))
       => occupation, business, job, line of work, line -- (the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business")

Sense 3
profession, professing -- (an open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion; "a profession of disagreement")
       => avowal, avouchment, affirmation -- (a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something)

Sense 4
profession -- (affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith; "a profession of Christianity")
       => affirmation -- ((religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds))

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