Definition of practitioner in English:


Line breaks: prac|ti¦tion¦er
Pronunciation: /prakˈtɪʃ(ə)nə


  • 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.

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