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Meaning of semiprofessional

sem•i•pro•fes•sion•al

Pronunciation: (sem"ē-pru-fesh'u-nl, sem"ī-), [key]
— adj.
  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.
—n.
  1. a person who is active in some field or sport for pay on a part-time basis.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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