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Definition: Professionalism


Quick Summary of Professionalism

Having the knowledge, ethical standards, regulation compliance, and concern for primary stakeholders and customers.

What is the dictionary definition of Professionalism?

Dictionary Definition

The competence or skill expected of a professional.

  1. The status, methods, character or standards expected of a professional or of a professional organization, such as reliability, discretion, evenhandedness, and fair play.
  2.  The use of professionals rather than amateurs in any sport etc.

Examples of Professionalism in a sentence

She was chosen for the position of CEO not only because of her past experience but also due to her level of professionalism in carrying it out.
The trial lawyer’s high standards of professionalism made her a logical choice for the District Court position.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Professionalism. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd.
February 09, 2023
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Professionalism. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: February 09, 2023).
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Professionalism are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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