praxis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πρᾶξις (prâxis, action, activity, practice)

Noun[edit]

praxis (plural praxes or praxises)

  1. The practical application of any branch of learning.
  2. (drama) The deliberate action of a rational being.
  3. (philosophy) The synthesis of theory and practice, without presuming the primacy of either.
  4. Custom or established practice.
  5. An example or form of exercise, or a collection of such examples, for practice.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek πρᾶξῐς (prâxis).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

prāxis f (genitive prāxeōs); third declension

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    • Petronius (Titus or Gajus Petronius Arbiter). In: Petronii satirae et liber priapeorum, edited by Franciscus Buecheler, Berlin, 1871, p. 24:
      nam mihi nihil novi potest afferri, sicut ille fericulus iam habuit praxim.
      fericulusta mel habuit

Declension[edit]

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References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “PRAXIM”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • praxis” on page 1,234/1 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • praxis” on page 1,451/1 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

praxis f (plural praxis)

  1. praxis

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

praxis c

  1. practice, custom, the usual way to do things
    teori och praxis
    theory and practice
  2. case law, previous court decisions as a base for legal judgement
    Hovrättens dom strider mot Europadomstolens praxis.
    The verdict of the court of appeal is in conflict with the practice of the European Court of Human Rights.

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