• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Non-professional not done by a professional man, amateur: not proper to be done by a professional man, as unbecoming conduct in a physician, &c
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In literature:

At a speed that was near to flying as a non-professional attains, the youngsters traveled that road.
"Her Father's Daughter" by Gene Stratton-Porter
Garrison went farther: he was a professional non-resistant, a root and branch opponent of both war and slavery.
"The Anti-Slavery Crusade" by Jesse Macy
The wirreenuns sometimes hold meetings which they allow non-professionals to attend.
"The Euahlayi Tribe" by K. Langloh Parker
Slush, the non-professional may be told, is the grease arising from the cooking of salt provisions.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
The Yale team is made up of non-professional college men, amateurs in good standing.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
It does look like a neat job to a non-professional, but they have left several flaws in their work.
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
It was the "non-professional" plan submitted by a doctor in medicine, one Charles Perrault.
"Royal Palaces and Parks of France" by Milburg Francisco Mansfield
After him, non-professionals make a show of themselves.
"An Orkney Maid" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
To the non-professional an amazing thing about the employment of aircraft in war has been the rapidity with which pilots are trained.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
Just as in ancient times, the non-professional interests of the husband are, in great part, elsewhere than at home.
"The Modern Woman's Rights Movement" by Kaethe Schirmacher

In news:

You might not realize it, but for more than a century, many non-deaf professionals have had a goal to banish or at least control the use of ASL .
Thomas Murphy, a professional MMA fighter who works with Sweethearts and Heroes, a non-profit organization aimed at stopping bullying, talks to Schalmont Middle School students Thursday, March 22.
NYCPA is a non-profit organization that works to progress and professionally advance paralegals within the city.
Creative professionals give 24-hours of free expertise to aid non-profits.
This blog is more technical than usual, so I will define those terms that most non health professionals seldom come across.
Many physicians who deride healthcare reform call it "Obamacare," just as disapproving non-healthcare professionals do.
Their analysis also showed that these elderly abuse victims were most often in a home setting being cared for by non-professionals, such as a family member or other untrained caregiver.
Creative professionals give 24-hours of free expertise to aid non-profits.
1st Annual Fish Fry Sponsored by L.Y.F.E Personal and Professional Develop a Non-Profit Organization.
The first vote was Wednesday at Sierra Medical Center for non-professional employees.
1st Annual Fish FrySponsored by L.Y.F.E Personal and Professional Develop a Non-Profit Organization.
The new Non-Penetrating LCD Moisture Meter with Tricolor Bar Graph from General Tools & Instruments offers professionals and DIYers a powerful and affordable tool, according to the New York City-based manufacturer.
We also have developed a very seasoned and professional team to produce high outstanding four color non-web products with print runs ranging from 500 to over one million.
Apple showed that it wants to keep focusing on the consumer end of its business when it discontinued the Xserve back in November 2010 and redesigned Final Cut Pro with non- professional end users in mind.
For park and recreation professionals working in agencies or other environments, such as like minded non-profit organizations, universities, colleges, military base installations, consultants, and hospitals or health clinics.

In science:

These ideas always seemed too abstract to be taken seriously by non-professional philosophers.
Methods for the Reduction of Three-Loop QCD Form Factors
This includes photographic plate archives, an immense and growing number of images taken by amateur astronomers, as well as data from individual professional astronomers and ground-based observatories whose meta-data are non-existent, lost, or simply wrong. Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
The OA of GRB 030725 was discovered at a private, non-professional observatory and we point out that with the current suite of gamma ray satellites, an effort to organize future contributions of amateur observers may provide substantial help in GRB light curve follow up efforts.
The red optical afterglow of GRB 030725
One possible alternative is to appeal to non-professional astronomers.
The red optical afterglow of GRB 030725
The commonly used term “amateur astronomers” does not properly describe the high quality of the equipment which is often available at non-professional observatories, and historically amateurs have made important contributions in the fields of Solar System and variable star studies.
The red optical afterglow of GRB 030725