professionalisation

World English Dictionary
professionalize or professionalise (prəˈfɛʃənəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to impose a professional structure or status on (something)
 
professionalise or professionalise
 
vb
 
professionali'zation or professionalise
 
n
 
professionali'sation or professionalise
 
n

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professionalisation

noun
the social process whereby people come to engage in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood; "the professionalization of American sports"; "the professionalization of warfare" [syn: professionalization
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