Professional vs Expertise - What's the difference?

professional | expertise |

As a noun professional

is a person who belongs to a profession.

As an adjective professional

is of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the (usually high) standards of a profession.

As a verb expertise is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(wikipedia professional) (en noun)
  • A person who belongs to a profession
  • A person who earns his living from a specified activity
  • An expert.
  • * 1934 , edition, ISBN 0553278193, page 97:
  • I have learned that there is a person attached to a golf club called a professional'. Find out who fills that post at the Green Meadow Club; invite the ' professional , urgently, to dine with us this evening.


    (en adjective)
  • Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the (usually high) standards of a profession.
  • *
  • *:His forefathers had been, as a rule, professional men—physicians and lawyers; his grandfather died under the walls of Chapultepec Castle while twisting a tourniquet for a cursing dragoon; an uncle remained indefinitely at Malvern Hill;.
  • That is carried out for money, especially as a livelihood.
  • (lb) Expert.
  • Derived terms

    * non-professional, nonprofessional * professionalism * unprofessional




    (wikipedia expertise) (-)
  • Great skill or knowledge in a particular field or hobby
  • The scientist has expertise in the field of nuclear fusion.
  • * 2014 , Michael White, " Roll up, roll up! The Amazing Salmond will show a Scotland you won't believe", The Guardian , 8 September 2014:
  • He spoke of Scotland's hydroelectric projects in Africa, local expertise shared with the world's poor.
  • advice, or opinion, of an expert
  • See also

    * skill, proficiency, knowledge, competence