professionalization

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From professionalize +‎ -ation.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹəˌfɛʃn̩əlʌɪˈzeɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

professionalization (uncountable)

  1. The act or process of professionalizing, or becoming professional. [from 20th c.]
    • 2012, Faramerz Dabhoiwala, The Origins of Sex, Penguin 2013, p. 64:
      Their relative success formalized the idea of law enforcement for payment, and helped accelerate the professionalization of policing.