practic

[ prak-tik ]
/ ˈpræk tɪk /
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adjective


Nearby words

  1. pr enzyme,
  2. pr.,
  3. pr0n,
  4. pra,
  5. pracharak,
  6. practicability,
  7. practicable,
  8. practical,
  9. practical art,
  10. practical effect

Origin of practic

1375–1425; late Middle English practik < Latin prācticus < Greek prāktikós, equivalent to prāk- (verbid stem of prā́ssein to do; see pragmatic, praxis) + -tikos -tic

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Word Origin and History for practic

practic

n.

late 14c., "a way of doing something, method; practice, custom, usage;" also "an applied science;" from Old French practique "practice, usage" (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin practica "practice, practical knowledge," ultimately from Greek praktike "practical" (as opposed to "theoretical;" see practical). From early 15c. as "practical aspect or application of something; practice as opposed to theory;" also, "knowledge of the practical aspect of something, practical experience."

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