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Definitions for practitioner
prækˈtɪʃ ə nərprac·ti·tion·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. practitioner, practiciannoun

    someone who practices a learned profession


  1. practitionernoun

    A person who practices a profession or art.

  2. Etymology: Formerly practicioner for *, from practician + -er (the suffix unnecessarily added, as in musicianer).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Practitionernoun

    Etymology: from practice.

    The author exhorts all gentlemen practitioners to exercise themselves in the translatory. Arbuthnot.

    I do not know a more universal and unnecessary mistake among the clergy, but especially the younger practitioners. Jonathan Swift.

    There is some papistical practitioners among you. John Whitgift.

    He must be first an exercised, thorough-paced practitioner of these vices himself. Robert South, Sermons.


  1. practitioner

    A practitioner is an individual who is actively engaged in a specific profession, discipline or field that involves the application of certain skills or knowledge. This person is often certified or accredited in their area of practice and follows a specific professional or ethical standard. Examples include medical practitioners, legal practitioners, and holistic healers among others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Practitionernoun

    one who is engaged in the actual use or exercise of any art or profession, particularly that of law or medicine

  2. Practitionernoun

    one who does anything customarily or habitually

  3. Practitionernoun

    a sly or artful person

  4. Etymology: [From Practician.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Practitioner

    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.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'practitioner' in Nouns Frequency: #1362

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of practitioner in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of practitioner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of practitioner in a Sentence

  1. Mary Karapetian Alvord:

    As a practitioner, I can't smell them, I can't see their eyes as clearly, what their gait is like, you miss non-verbal sometimes, i rely on thosenon-verbal cues provide important information that helps assess the individuals condition each session.

  2. Raffy Karamanoukian:

    Provided you do it with an experienced practitioner, Botox has very little risk within the confines of the normal dosages.

  3. John Dundon:

    Boundaries erode all the time between practitioner and taxpayer.

  4. Kirstie Wilson:

    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.

  5. Matthew Broderick sister:

    I think I'm absolute living proof that this system is completely corrupt, my [ general practitioner ] didn't know I was Matthew Broderick sister and didn't care very much. But as soon as I got a hold of the guy at the hospital who knew who Matthew Broderick was, I was given the name of the head of the emergency room.

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