semiprofessional

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semiprofessional

[sem-ee-pruh-fesh-uh-nl, sem-ahy-]
adjective
1.
actively engaged in some field or sport for pay but on a part-time basis: semiprofessional baseball players.
2.
engaged in by paid, part-time people: semiprofessional football.
3.
having some features of professional work but requiring less knowledge, skill, and judgment: a semiprofessional job.
noun
4.
a person who is active in some field or sport for pay on a part-time basis.

Origin:
1895–1900; semi- + professional

semiprofessionally, adverb
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semiprofessional (ˌsɛmɪprəˈfɛʃənəl)
 
adj
1.  (of a person) engaged in an activity or sport part-time but for pay
2.  (of an activity or sport) engaged in by semiprofessional people
3.  of or relating to a person whose activities are professional in some respects: a semiprofessional pianist
 
n
4.  a semiprofessional person
 
semipro'fessionally
 
adv

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He played semiprofessional baseball before the game was integrated.
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