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professionalism

noun
     
Related topics: Sport
pro‧fes‧sion‧al‧is‧m [uncountable]
1 the skill and high standards of behaviour expected of a professional person:
the dedication and professionalism of our staff
2DS British English the practice of using professional players in sports:
Professionalism has raised the standard of rugby immensely.

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