1. medical profession the body of individuals who are qualified to practice medicine
  2. legal profession the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction
  3. reversible process any process in which a system can be made to pass through the same states in the reverse order when the process is reversed
  4. learned profession one of the three professions traditionally believed to require advanced learning and high principles
  5. porcupine provision a measure undertaken by a corporation to discourage unwanted takeover attempts
  6. disagreeable person a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
  7. retarded depression a state of clinical depression in which the individual is lethargic and slow to initiate action
  8. tangible possession property or belongings that are tangible
  9. harmonic progression (mathematics) a progression of terms whose reciprocals form an arithmetic progression
  10. remarkable unusual or striking
  11. manic depression a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression
  12. irreversible process any process that is not reversible
  13. geometric progression (mathematics) a progression in which each term is multiplied by a constant in order to obtain the next term
  14. Regius professor holder of a British professorship created by a royal patron
  15. Markoff process a simple stochastic process in which the distribution of future states depends only on the present state and not on how it arrived in the present state
  16. Markov process a simple stochastic process in which the distribution of future states depends only on the present state and not on how it arrived in the present state
  17. retrogression returning to a former state
  18. health profession the body of individuals whose work helps to maintain the health of their clients
  19. durable press a fabric that has been chemically processed to resist wrinkles and hold its shape
  20. parallel processing simultaneous processing by two or more processing units