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profession

 
Noun profession has 4 senses
  1. profession, community - the body of people in a learned occupation; "the news spread rapidly through the medical community"
    --1 is a kind of occupational group, vocation
    --1 has particulars:
     legal profession, bar, legal community; health profession; businessmen, business community; community of scholars; economics profession; priesthood
  2. profession - an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
    --2 is a kind of
    occupation, business, job, line of work, line
    --2 has particulars:
     learned profession; literature; architecture; education; journalism; politics; technology, engineering
  3. profession, professing - an open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion; "a profession of disagreement"
    --3 is a kind of avowal, avouchment, affirmation
    Derived form: verb profess3
  4. profession - affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith; "a profession of Christianity"
    --4 is a kind of
    affirmation
    Derived form: verb profess6
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