[prak-tish-uh-ner] /prækˈtɪʃ ə nər/
a person engaged in the practice of a profession, occupation, etc.:
a medical practitioner.
a person who practices something specified.
Christian Science. a person authorized to practice healing.
a person who practises a profession or art
(Christian Science) a person authorized to practise spiritual healing
1540s, a hybrid formed from practitian “practitioner” (c.1500, from French practicien, from Late Latin practicus “fit for action,” see practice (v.)) on model of parishioner. Johnson has as a secondary sense “One who uses any sly or dangerous arts.”
practitioner prac·ti·tion·er (prāk-tĭsh’ə-nər)
One who practices medicine or an allied health profession.
[prad] /præd/ noun, Australian. 1. Informal. .
- Prader-willi syndrome
/ˌprɑːdəˈvɪlɪ/ noun 1. a congenital condition characterized by obsessive eating, obesity, mental retardation, and small genitalia Prader-Willi syndrome Pra·der-Wil·li syndrome (prā’dər-wĭl’ē, prä’dər-vĭl’ē) n. A congenital syndrome of unknown cause characterized by short stature, mental retardation, excessive eating and obesity, and sexual infantilism.
/prəˈdeɪʃ/ noun 1. (Indian) a state, esp a state in the Union of India
/ˈprɑːdəʊ/ noun 1. an art gallery in Madrid housing an important collection of Spanish paintings n. public park and promenade in Madrid, 1640s, Spanish, from Latin pratum “meadow” (see prairie). Cf. Prater, large park in Vienna, German, from Italian prato “meadow.” French preau “little meadow,” formerly praël, Italian pratello are from Vulgar Latin *pratellum, diminutive […]