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 Dictionary entry overview: What does professional person mean? 

  The noun PROFESSIONAL PERSON has 1 sense:

1. a person engaged in one of the learned professions

  Familiarity information: PROFESSIONAL PERSON used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A person engaged in one of the learned professions

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Nouns denoting people


professional; professional person

Hypernyms ("professional person" is a kind of...):

adult; grownup (a fully developed person from maturity onward)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "professional person"):

yuppie (a young upwardly mobile professional person; someone under 40 who prospered during the 1980s)

publisher (a person engaged in publishing periodicals or books or music)

practician; practitioner (someone who practices a learned profession)

bibliothec; librarian (a professional person trained in library science and engaged in library services)

attorney; lawyer (a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice)

caregiver; health care provider; health professional (a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability)

educator; pedagog; pedagogue (someone who educates young people)

critic (a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art)

craftsman (a professional whose work is consistently of high quality)

careerist (a professional who is intent on furthering his or her career by any possible means and often at the expense of their own integrity)

Holonyms ("professional person" is a member of...):

professional organisation; professional organization (an organization of and for professional people)

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