practitioner

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noun prac·ti·tion·er \prak-ˈti-sh(ə-)nər\

Definition of practitioner

  1. 1 :  one who practices; especially :  one who practices a profession

  2. 2 Christian Science :  an authorized healer

Examples of practitioner in a Sentence

  1. a French doctor who was once the most famous practitioner of natural childbirth

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Origin and Etymology of practitioner

alteration of earlier practician, from Middle English (Scots) pratician, from Middle French practicien, from pratique practice


PRACTITIONER Defined for English Language Learners

practitioner

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Definition of practitioner for English Language Learners

  • : a person who works in a professional medical or legal business

  • : a person who regularly does an activity that requires skill or practice


Medical Dictionary

practitioner

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noun prac·ti·tion·er \prak-ˈtish-(ə-)nər\

Medical Definition of practitioner

  1. :  one who practices a profession and especially medicine





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