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professional development

noun

the advancement of skills or expertise to succeed in a particular profession, esp. through continued education

Examples

They got a day off when the teachers had a professional development day.

Word Origin

1857

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  • I see now clearly enough why a certain kind of man, like Sir Almroth Wright, resents the professional development of women.

    Herland Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman
  • An instance of this sort of professional development among the Negroes appears in the case of the barber, Joseph Ferguson.

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