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

Examples of praxis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This was how Boudin would turn her gift for friendship into political praxis: by illuminating the specific potential of the person in front of her. Rachael Bedard, The New Yorker, 7 May 2022 To describe this radical climate praxis, Robinson invokes existing models of decentralized governance and regenerative agriculture from progressive Indian states, such as Kerala and Sikkim. Raghu Karnad, The New Yorker, 26 Oct. 2021 Building on the framework, teachers engage with critical praxis in order to shift their instructional beliefs and practices towards antiracist math education. Kenin M. Spivak, National Review, 16 Sep. 2021 In hearing Smith describe his race preparation and execution, Kaino recognized his own artistic praxis. New York Times, 6 Aug. 2021 The egalitarian potential of such processing has inspired thought leadership and praxis within the food industry. Errol Schweizer, Forbes, 10 June 2021 There is no debate about what the core praxis of a Doom board game should be. Luke Winkie, Wired, 9 June 2021 Where alt-right leaders held rallies and conferences in an effort to exert political influence, accelerationists saw no merits in political praxis. Hannah Gais, The New Republic, 18 May 2021 Now getting those learners also to engage in a regular praxis is not completely easy. Ben Harris,, 22 Oct. 2020 See More

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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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17 May 2022

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“Praxis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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