someone who practices a learned profession
A person who practices a profession or art.
Origin: Formerly practicioner for *, from practician + -er (the suffix unnecessarily added, as in musicianer).
one who is engaged in the actual use or exercise of any art or profession, particularly that of law or medicine
one who does anything customarily or habitually
a sly or artful person
Origin: [From Practician.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prak-tish′un-ėr, n. one who practises or is engaged in the exercise of any profession, esp. medicine or law.—General practitioner, one who practises in all the branches of medicine and surgery. [Older form practician—O. Fr. practicien.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'practitioner' in Nouns Frequency: #1362
The numerical value of practitioner in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of practitioner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Boundaries erode all the time between practitioner and taxpayer.
It took me four months of going back and forth to my GP (general practitioner) before I was given a [Pap] smear test.
I began to see this problem in the 1990s as a nurse practitioner, i see a lot of sadness and regret on the part of the elderly people who decided not to have children.
The FDA believes that in many circumstances it is not necessary for consumers to go through a licensed practitioner to have direct access to their personal genetic information.
I was bleeding in between periods and I was in agony but doctors diagnosed me with thrush and growing pains, it took me four months of going back and forth to my GP (general practitioner) before I was given a [Pap] smear test.
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- praktiserende lægeDanish
- profesiulo, istoEsperanto
- harjoittaja, ammatinharjoittaja, ammattilainenFinnish
- professionista, praticanteItalian
- практикующий врачRussian
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