practitioner
noun Etymology: alteration of earlier practician, from Middle English (Scots) pratician, from Middle French practicien, from pratique practice Date: 1535 1. one who practices; especially one who practices a profession 2. Christian Science an authorized healer

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  • practitioner — UK US /prækˈtɪʃənər/ noun [C] ► someone who works in a job that involves long training and high levels of skill: »He has years of experience as a senior practitioner in the financial services industry. »a health/legal/medical practitioner → See… …   Financial and business terms

  • practitioner — I noun artificer, artisan, artist, attorney, counselor, craftsman, creative worker, journeyman, lawyer, master worker, professional, solicitor, specialist, trained person associated concepts: legal practitioner, single practitioner, sole… …   Law dictionary

  • Practitioner — Prac*ti tion*er, n. [From {Practician}.] 1. One who is engaged in the actual use or exercise of any art or profession, particularly that of law or medicine. Crabbe. [1913 Webster] 2. One who does anything customarily or habitually. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • practitioner — [prak tish′ə nər] n. [< earlier practician, one qualified by practice (< MFr practicien: see PRACTICE & IAN) + ER] 1. a person who practices a profession, art, etc. [a medical practitioner ] ☆ 2. a Christian Science healer …   English World dictionary

  • practitioner — (n.) 1540s, a hybrid formed from practitian (c.1500, from Fr. practicien, from L.L. practicus fit for action, see PRACTICE (Cf. practice)) on model of parishioner …   Etymology dictionary

  • practitioner — [n] expert doctor, master, pro, professional, specialist; concepts 348,350,416 …   New thesaurus

  • practitioner — ► NOUN ▪ a person engaged in an art, discipline, or profession, especially medicine …   English terms dictionary

  • Practitioner — A practitioner is someone who engages in an occupation, profession, religion, or way of life.A medical practitioner or registered medical practitioner refers to occupations such as * Physician * General practitioner, a primary care physician *… …   Wikipedia

  • practitioner — prac|ti|tion|er W3 [prækˈtıʃənə US ər] n 1.) someone who works as a doctor or a lawyer medical/legal practitioner ▪ a practitioner of alternative medicine →↑general practitioner 2.) someone who regularly does a particular activity ▪ one of golf s …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • practitioner — UK [prækˈtɪʃ(ə)nə(r)] / US [prækˈtɪʃ(ə)nər] noun [countable] Word forms practitioner : singular practitioner plural practitioners formal 1) someone who works in a particular profession, especially medicine or law He decided to travel against the… …   English dictionary

  • practitioner — prac|ti|tion|er [ præk tıʃnər ] noun count FORMAL 1. ) someone who works in a particular profession, especially medicine: He decided to travel against the advice of a medical practitioner. a nurse practitioner => GENERAL PRACTITIONER 2. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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