praxis

noun
prax·​is | \ ˈprak-səs How to pronounce praxis (audio) \
plural praxes\ ˈprak-​ˌsēz How to pronounce praxes (audio) \

Definition of praxis

1 : action, practice: such as
a : exercise or practice of an art, science, or skill
b : customary practice or conduct
2 : practical application of a theory

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But eleventh grade was too late to adopt the praxis of art and create a portfolio adequate to gain admission to some kind of secular-humanist academy. Nell Zink, Harper's magazine, "Marmalade Sky," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of praxis

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for praxis

Medieval Latin, from Greek, doing, action, from prassein to do, practice — more at practical

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