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1    of, relating to, suitable for, or engaged in as a profession  
2    engaging in an activity for gain or as a means of livelihood  
3    extremely competent in a job, etc.  
4    undertaken or performed for gain or by people who are paid  
5    a person who belongs to or engages in one of the professions  
6    a person who engages for his livelihood in some activity also pursued by amateurs  
7    a person who engages in an activity with great competence  
8    an expert player of a game who gives instruction, esp. to members of a club by whom he is hired  
  professionally      adv  

professional association  
      n   a body of persons engaged in the same profession, formed usually to control entry into the profession, maintain standards, and represent the profession in discussions with other bodies  
professional foul  
      n     (Football)   a deliberate foul committed as a last-ditch tactic to prevent an opponent from scoring  
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      adj   ace     (informal)   adept, competent, crack     (slang)   efficient, experienced, expert, finished, masterly, polished, practised, proficient, qualified, skilled, slick, trained  
      n   adept, authority, buff     (informal)   dab hand     (Brit. informal)   expert, hotshot     (informal)   maestro, master, maven     (U.S.)   past master, pro     (informal)   specialist, virtuoso, whizz     (informal)   wizard  
   amateurish, incapable, incompetent, inefficient, inept, inexperienced, unpolished, unqualified, unskilled, untrained  

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person who is a specialist of make-up and who applies makeup in a professional manner
virtual network linking an user to his or her professional and / or personal contacts
a detail-oriented document clearly outlining the objectives of the project like technical , terms and financial aspects of the software project .These software proposals helps the Business Professionals to automate routine tasks.
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