Praxis meaning

prăksĭs
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Practical application or exercise of a branch of learning.
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(philosophy) The synthesis of theory and practice, without presuming the primacy of either.
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Praxis is defined as an accepted practice or custom, or an idea translated into action, or something in reality rather than something in theory.

Fasting as a result of your Christian faith and to atone for your sins is an example of praxis.

Living the principles of communism instead of just theoretically discussing those principles and strategizing about whether they will work is an example of praxis.

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Established practice; custom.
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Practice, as distinguished from theory, of an art, science, etc.
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An example or form of exercise, or a collection of such examples, for practice.
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(now rare) A set of examples or exercises, as in grammar.
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Habitual or established practice; custom.
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Origin of praxis

  • Medieval Latin prāxis from Greek from prāssein prāg- to do

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek πρᾶξις (praksis, “action, activity, practice")

    From Wiktionary