[pruh-fesh-uh-nl] /prəˈfɛʃ ə nl/
following an occupation as a means of livelihood or for gain:
a professional builder.
of, relating to, or connected with a :
appropriate to a :
engaged in one of the learned :
A lawyer is a professional person.
following as a business an occupation ordinarily engaged in as a pastime:
a professional golfer.
making a business or constant practice of something not properly to be regarded as a business: “A salesman,” he said, “is a professional optimist.”.
undertaken or engaged in as a means of livelihood or for gain:
of or for a professional person or his or her place of business or work:
a professional apartment; professional equipment.
done by a professional; expert:
professional car repairs.
a person who belongs to one of the , especially one of the learned .
a person who earns a living in a sport or other occupation frequently engaged in by amateurs:
a golf professional.
an expert player, as of golf or tennis, serving as a teacher, consultant, performer, or contestant; pro.
a person who is expert at his or her work:
You can tell by her comments that this editor is a real professional.
of, relating to, suitable for, or engaged in as a profession
engaging in an activity for gain or as a means of livelihood
undertaken or performed for gain or by people who are paid
a person who belongs to or engages in one of the professions
a person who engages for his livelihood in some activity also pursued by amateurs
a person who engages in an activity with great competence
an expert player of a game who gives instruction, esp to members of a club by whom he is hired
early 15c., of religious orders; 1747 of careers (especially of the skilled or learned trades from c.1793); see profession. In sports, opposed to amateur, from 1846. Related: Professionally.
“one who does it for a living,” 1798, from professional (adj.).
[pruh-vin-shuh l] /prəˈvɪn ʃəl/ adjective 1. belonging or peculiar to some particular ; local: the provincial newspaper. 2. of or relating to the : provincial customs; provincial dress. 3. having or showing the manners, viewpoints, etc., considered characteristic of unsophisticated inhabitants of a ; rustic; narrow or illiberal; parochial: a provincial point of view. 4. […]
[prok-suh-muh l] /ˈprɒk sə məl/ adjective 1. situated toward the point of origin or attachment, as of a limb or bone. Compare (def 1). /ˈprɒksɪməl/ adjective 1. (anatomy) situated close to the centre, median line, or point of attachment or origin Compare distal 2. another word for proximate adj. 1727, from Latin proximus “nearest, next” […]
- Interproximal space
interproximal space n. The space between adjacent teeth in a dental arch.
[in-ter-pyoo-puh-ler-ee] /ˌɪn tərˈpyu pəˌlɛr i/ adjective, Anatomy. 1. between the pupils of the eyes: interpupillary distance. interpupillary in·ter·pu·pil·lar·y (ĭn’tər-pyōō’pə-lěr’ē) adj. Occurring between the pupils of the eyes, referring especially to the distance between the pupils.