nonprofessional nonprofessional  /ˌnɑn prə ˈfɛ ʃə nəl/


  • (adj) not professional; not engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or for gain


  1. Nagai, the nonprofessional kid chosen for Russell, needed a bit of coaching.
  2. Said a hospital spokesman: only about 1,000 of 3,500 nonprofessional workers had heeded the call.
  3. Getting a nonprofessional model, who has never before posed, in the right mood can take a photographer one whole day, or several.


  1. ‘Museum Hours’ reveals security guard's inner monologue

    Jem Cohen’s first narrative feature centers on a museum guard, Johann (played with great warmth by Robert Sommer, a nonprofessional). He spends his days focusing on the stately paintings and sculptures around him in Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Art Museum, and on the people who come to look at them...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Rideshare Battle Shifts to L.A.: City Tells Uber, Lyft, SideCar to Stop Picking Up Riders

    Sharing may seem harmless—a helpful, good thing for society, even. But for months, “sharing economy” businesses like Airbnb, FlightCar, and Lyft have come under legal fire in cities such as San Francisco, New York, and Austin. This week, ridesharing companies, which match nonprofessional drivers up with paying passengers, received cease-and-desist orders from Los Angeles authorities. Cease-and ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: It's Your Money


  1. "It's a tremendous loss to our city, not only the loss of revenue but the loss of prestige," Mayans said. "This is the second-largest (nonprofessional) sporting event after the Olympics."
    on Dec 8, 2007 By: Carlos Mayans Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription)

  2. "I would make a spacewalk with a nonprofessional astronaut provided he or she had undergone special training, and had authorization [to do EVA]," said Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of ISS Expedition 15, which is due to lift off from the Russian...
    on Mar 22, 2007 By: Fyodor Yurchikhin Source: RIA Novosti

  3. Yet, "we see people doing nonprofessional development as a market of over 100 million people," Fernandez said.
    on Mar 1, 2007 By: Dan Fernandez Source: eWeek

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