Definitions for praxisˈpræk sɪs; ˈpræk siz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

prax•isˈpræk sɪs; ˈpræk siz(n.)(pl.)prax•is•es, prax•es

  1. the application or use of knowledge or skills; practice, as distinguished from theory.

  2. convention, habit, or custom.

Origin of praxis:

1575–85; < ML < Gk prâxis deed, act, action =prāk-, base of prassein to do, fare +-sis -sis

Princeton's WordNet

  1. practice, praxis(noun)

    translating an idea into action

    "a hard theory to put into practice"; "differences between theory and praxis of communism"


  1. praxis(Noun)

    The practical application of any branch of learning.

  2. praxis(Noun)

    The synthesis of theory and practice, without presuming the primacy of either.

  3. praxis(Noun)

    Custom or established practice.

  4. praxis(Noun)

    An example or form of exercise, or a collection of such examples, for practice.

  5. Origin: From πρᾶξις

Webster Dictionary

  1. Praxis(noun)

    use; practice; especially, exercise or discipline for a specific purpose or object

  2. Praxis(noun)

    an example or form of exercise, or a collection of such examples, for practice


  1. Praxis

    Praxis was the name of an experimental rock project, led by prolific producer/bassist Bill Laswell and featuring guitarist Buckethead and drummer Bryan "Brain" Mantia in nearly every incarnation of the band. The group worked with many other artists such as Serj Tankian from System of a Down, Iggy Pop, DXT and DJ Disk.

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a doctor's or lawyer's business

He has a practice in Southampton.

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