Practitioner meaning

prăk-tĭsh'ə-nər
A person who practices a particular profession, art, etc.

General practitioner, nurse practitioner.

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One who does anything customarily or habitually.
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(dated) A sly or artful person.

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The definition of a practitioner is someone practicing a skilled profession for which special education or licensing is required.

A doctor who practices medicine is an example of a practitioner.

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One who practices something, especially an occupation, profession, or technique.
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A person who practices a profession or art, especially law or medicine.
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Origin of practitioner

  • Alteration of practician from Old French practicien from practiser to practice practice
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Formerly practicioner for *practicianer, from practician + -er (the suffix unnecessarily added, as in musicianer).
    From Wiktionary