praxis

[prak-sis]
noun, plural prax·is·es, prax·es [prak-seez] /ˈpræk siz/.
  1. practice, as distinguished from theory; application or use, as of knowledge or skills.
  2. convention, habit, or custom.
  3. a set of examples for practice.

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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Related Words for praxes

practice, exercise, custom, practical

British Dictionary definitions for praxes

praxis

noun plural praxises or praxes (ˈpræksiːz)
  1. the practice and practical side of a profession or field of study, as opposed to the theory
  2. a practical exercise
  3. accepted practice or custom

Word Origin for praxis

C16: via Medieval Latin from Greek: deed, action, from prassein to do
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Word Origin and History for praxes

praxis

n.

1580s, from Medieval Latin praxis "practice, exercise, action" (mid-13c., opposite of theory), from Greek praxis "practice, action, doing," from stem of prassein, prattein "to do, to act" (see practical).

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