professional

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1. Person formally certified by a professional body of belonging to a specific profession by virtue of having completed a required course of studies and/or practice. And whose competence can usually be measured against an established set of standards.
2. Person who has achieved an acclaimed level of proficiency in a calling or trade. See also professionalism.

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I had worked in the mental health field for so many years I was considered a mental retardation qualified professional.
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The man had just completed his apprenticeship with the plumber he was now a member of the plumber professional association and could take on his own clients.
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His detractors were sure he would never shed his amateur status, but Warren proved them wrong and was soon making millions as a professional poker player.
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