The ideas, explanations, and beliefs that are generally accepted as true by the general public or experts in the field. Though widely held, these ideas and pieces of advice are neither examined or validated. Many of these thought forms are no longer true (if they ever were), perpetuating them maintains the status quo.
1. Of, relating to, engaged in, or suitable for a profession: lawyers, doctors, and other professional people. 2. Conforming to the standards of a profession: professional behavior. 3. Engaging in a given activity as a source of livelihood or as a career: a professional writer. 4. Performed by persons receiving pay: professional consultant. 5. Having or showing great skill; expert: a professional repair job. 6. A person following a profession, especially a learned profession. 7. One who earns a living in a given or implied occupation: hired a professional to build the house. 8. A skilled practitioner; an expert.