Definition of practitioner in English:

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Pronunciation: /prakˈtiSH(ə)nər/


A person actively engaged in an art, discipline, or profession, especially medicine: patients are treated by skilled practitioners
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  • People with gallstones should consult a licensed health care practitioner trained in the use of botanical medicine before using ginger.
  • The remaining members include a general medical practitioner, a BBC journalist, and a theologian.
  • Physician assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners may not dictate verbal orders for inpatient medication orders.


Mid 16th century: extension of obsolete practitian, variant of practician.

Words that rhyme with practitioner

commissioner, conditioner, exhibitioner, missioner, munitioner, parishioner, partitioner, petitioner, positioner, requisitioner

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Syllabification: prac·ti·tion·er

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