[ prak-sis ]
/ ˈpræk sɪs /
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noun, plural prax·is·es, prax·es [prak-seez]. /ˈpræk siz/.
practice, as distinguished from theory; application or use, as of knowledge or skills.
convention, habit, or custom.
a set of examples for practice.
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Origin of praxis
1575–85; <Medieval Latin <Greek prâxis deed, act, action, equivalent to prāk-, base of prā́ssein to do, fare + -sis-sis
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British Dictionary definitions for praxis
/ (ˈpræksɪs) /
noun plural praxises or praxes (ˈpræksiːz)
the practice and practical side of a profession or field of study, as opposed to the theory
a practical exercise
accepted practice or custom
Word Origin for praxis
C16: via Medieval Latin from Greek: deed, action, from prassein to do
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