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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.

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. Raffy Karamanoukian:

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

  2. Bernhard Wiedermann:

    I've been telling our providers you should always stay within the lines when you're coloring, the immune response for this virus is very complex. A practitioner might think, whether it's giving a higher dose or a lower dose, that they're helping a particular child, but if it hasn't been studied don't do it, because we really don't know what the effects of that will be. This is not the time to be messing with anything outside of what's been authorized.

  3. 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.

  4. Martin Clayton:

    The drawings show that Leonardo was a serious practitioner of sculpture, architecture, engineering and a scientist in many different fields, he saw himself as a fully rounded figure, but drawing is the activity that pulls it all together.

  5. 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.

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