A professional is a member of a profession or any person who earns their living from a specified professional activity. The term also describes the standards of education and training that prepare members of the profession with the particular knowledge and skills necessary to perform their specific role within that profession. In addition, most professionals are subject to strict codes of conduct, enshrining rigorous ethical and moral obligations. Professional standards of practice and ethics for a particular field are typically agreed upon and maintained through widely recognized professional associations, such as the IEEE. Some definitions of “professional” limit this term to those professions that serve some important aspect of public interest and the general good of society.
In some cultures, the term is used as shorthand to describe a particular social stratum of well-educated workers who enjoy considerable work autonomy and who are commonly engaged in creative and intellectually challenging work.
Complete in every detail, perfect, absolute.
Highly skilled and experienced; fully qualified.
“a consummate sergeant”
To bring (a task, project, goal etc.) to completion; to accomplish.
To make perfect, achieve, give the finishing touch.
To make (a marriage) complete by engaging in first sexual intercourse.
“After the reception, he escorted her to the honeymoon suite to consummate their marriage.”
To become perfected, receive the finishing touch.
A person who belongs to a profession
A person who earns their living from a specified activity
A reputation known by name
Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the (usually high) standards of a profession.
That is carried out for money, especially as a livelihood.