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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Example sentences
The epistemology of praxis recapitulates the fantasy of linguistic transparency.
Best's praxis is grounded in opposition to the indiscriminate destruction of life.
Praxis is the only way to see how, and if, certain theoretical frameworks apply to the students that you teach.
Nearly all of my jobs were a happy combination of research and praxis.
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