non-professional UK US (also nonprofessional) adjective
used to describe someone who does something not as their job but because they are interested in it: »

There are certain indicators that signal an upturn that may not be obvious to non-professional investors.

HR used to describe a job that does not need a high level of training or education: »

The company gave special bonuses to its nonprofessional staff.

Compare UNPROFESSIONAL(Cf. ↑unprofessional)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • non-professional — /nɒn prəˈfɛʃnəl/ (say non pruh feshnuhl), / ʃənəl/ (say shuhnuhl) adjective 1. not professional. –noun 2. someone not belonging to the professional class. 3. someone who cultivates any study, art or other activity for personal pleasure rather… …  

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  • non- — is a prefix that makes negative forms (usually with a hyphen) of nouns and adjectives (mainly), e.g. non aggression, non alcoholic, non event, non union, and non violent. In another more recent type non is added to a verb to form a word meaning… …   Modern English usage

  • Professional sports — Professional sports, as opposed to amateur sports, are those in which athletes receive payment for their performance. While men have competed as professional athletes throughout much of modern history, only recently has it become common for women …   Wikipedia

  • Professional studies — is a term used to classify academic programs that are either applied and interdisciplinary, or training for a profession.As an interdisciplinary program, professional studies leads to a Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS), Master of… …   Wikipedia

  • non — non·bank; non·belligerent; non·book; non·combatant; non·combustible; non·committal; non·conformist; non·de·script; non·effective; non·essential; non·existent; non·immune; non·interventionist; non·ionic; non·ju·rant; non·literate; non·metallic;… …   English syllables

  • non-pro — /nɒn ˈproʊ/ (say non proh) Colloquial –noun 1. a non professional. –adjective 2. non professional …  

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