American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who practices something, especially an occupation, profession, or technique.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A practiser; one who acquires knowledge from actual practice; one who has practical experience.
- n. One who is engaged in the actual practice or exercise of any art or profession, as law or medicine.
- n. One who uses schemes or artifices; a plotter; a conspirator.
- n. A person who practices a profession or art.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who is engaged in the actual use or exercise of any art or profession, particularly that of law or medicine.
- n. One who does anything customarily or habitually.
- n. A sly or artful person.
- n. someone who practices a learned profession
- Formerly practicioner for *practicianer, from practician + -er (the suffix unnecessarily added, as in musicianer). (Wiktionary)
- Alteration of practician, from Old French practicien, from practiser, to practice; see practice. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“My NHS general practitioner is a good guy who knows what he's doing - so good, in fact, that retaining his services is a major factor in determining whether or not I move house in the future, because if I move he might not be able to retain me on his books.”
“Inks can become paradoxically darker, skin areas can blanch, and if the practitioner is working near lashes and brows, hair follicles can become damaged leading to permanent hair loss.”
“To internationally renowned monk Thich Nhat Hanh, the meditation practitioner is like a lotus flower in the process of unfolding.”
“What I know as a mere practitioner, is that a double crew can deal with almost anything as a compact unit, given the right vehicle and equipment.”
“Once they are there they come under attack and unless the magical practitioner is caught, werewolf society will be enslaved to a malevolent mage.”
“Another very useful application for the legal practitioner is Google Docs, a Web-based word processing system.”
“It has almost been 50 years after the death of its main practitioner, but the ideas of Organic Architecture didn't die with Frank Lloyd Wright.”
“As we have seen, when a medical practitioner is defined as anyone who appeared to sufferers themselves as medically skilled and experienced, than the variety of legitimate healers operating in this colonial world was quite extensive.”
“The best practitioner is the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ, who comfort, give peace, challenge, and even at times provoke.”
“I know one practitioner is a person called Mark Bekoff, he has written at least one book on the topic as well as doing basic research, but I can't recall his position on it all.”
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