Praxis \PRAK-sis\ , noun;
1. Practice, as distinguished from theory; application or use, as of knowledge or skills
2. Convention, habit, or custom
3. A set of examples for practice
This word dates to the 1580's from Middle Latin praxis ("practice, action"), which derives from Greek praxis ("practice, action, doing") from the stem of prassein ("to do, act").
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