Praxes

praxis

[prak-sis]
noun, plural praxises, praxes [prak-seez] .
1.
practice, as distinguished from theory; application or use, as of knowledge or skills.
2.
convention, habit, or custom.
3.
a set of examples for practice.

Origin:
1575–85; < Medieval Latin < Greek prâxis deed, act, action, equivalent to prāk-, base of prā́ssein to do, fare + -sis -sis

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praxis (ˈpræksɪs)
 
n , pl praxises, praxes
1.  the practice and practical side of a profession or field of study, as opposed to the theory
2.  a practical exercise
3.  accepted practice or custom
 
[C16: via Medieval Latin from Greek: deed, action, from prassein to do]

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praxis
1581, from M.L. praxis "practice, action" (c.1255, opposite of theory), from Gk. praxis "practice, action, doing," from stem of prassein "to do, to act."
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