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practic

[prak-tik] /ˈpræk tɪk/
adjective
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Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English practik < Latin prācticus < Greek prāktikós, equivalent to prāk- (verbid stem of prā́ssein to do; see pragmatic, praxis) + -tikos -tic
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n.

late 14c., "a way of doing something, method; practice, custom, usage;" also "an applied science;" from Old French practique "practice, usage" (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin practica "practice, practical knowledge," ultimately from Greek praktike "practical" (as opposed to "theoretical;" see practical). From early 15c. as "practical aspect or application of something; practice as opposed to theory;" also, "knowledge of the practical aspect of something, practical experience."

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