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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n practitioner someone who practices a learned profession
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Practitioner A sly or artful person.
    • Practitioner One who does anything customarily or habitually.
    • Practitioner One who is engaged in the actual use or exercise of any art or profession, particularly that of law or medicine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n practitioner A practiser; one who acquires knowledge from actual practice; one who has practical experience.
    • n practitioner One who is engaged in the actual practice or exercise of any art or profession, as law or medicine.
    • n practitioner One who uses schemes or artifices; a plotter; a conspirator.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Practitioner prak-tish′un-ėr one who practises or is engaged in the exercise of any profession, esp. medicine or law
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  • Alan Pease
    Alan Pease
    “Brain surgeons earn 10 times that of a general practitioner... it pays to be an expert.”
  • G. O. Ashley
    G. O. Ashley
    “Like other occult techniques of divination, the statistical method has a private jargon deliberately contrived to obscure its methods from non-practitioners.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Practician
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Older form practician—O. Fr. practicien.


In literature:

Some of the city practitioners are very fortunate in a pecuniary sense.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
At the close of his second term he once more resumed the practice of law, becoming a practitioner in the United States Courts.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
In 1712 he married Christina Ross, daughter of a legal practitioner in that city.
"Art in England" by Dutton Cook
It was the mother's hope that the son would become a medical practitioner.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Though he was but an average practitioner and disdained the acquisition of practice far too much, M. Martout was not deficient in knowledge.
"The Man With The Broken Ear" by Edmond About
Every country practitioner for miles around was consulted, every quack, every old wife who knew a charm.
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
The practitioner's verdict speedily got wind in the hotel.
"Roger Ingleton, Minor" by Talbot Baines Reed
The two sharp practitioners had certainly commenced an action against him on grounds which, though definite, were wholly inadequate.
"The Law and Lawyers of Pickwick A Lecture" by Frank Lockwood
Julius Caesar bestowed the right of Roman citizenship on all medical practitioners in the city.
"Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine" by James Sands Elliott
As soon as I arrived here, I enquired for a physician, and was told there were two practitioners in the town, a Jew and a Frank.
"The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan" by James Morier
A noble thing to do, but what's the good of it when hearts are miles apart and the practitioner is a man of rags?
"Doom Castle" by Neil Munro
The schools and the practitioners are, for the most part, primarily interested in protecting a monopoly of skill.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
I'll get up O'Hara this afternoon, our local practitioner.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
Especially adapted for the Use of Veterinary Practitioners and Students.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
Again, a medical practitioner fell through the floor of a room.
"The Iron Horse" by R.M. Ballantyne
Though frankness is not always the weakness of the mineral practitioner, yet the herb doctor must be frank, or nothing.
"The Confidence-Man" by Herman Melville
He was a Strasburgher, and in the city of bells had been a medical practitioner of some repute.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
The last thing a doctor wants to do, or will do, is to testify against a fellow practitioner.
"The Lady Doc" by Caroline Lockhart
I had not then been long a dry-fly practitioner, and was terribly ashamed for H. to watch me fishing.
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
Indeed, I would have begged leave to go out some days ago, but Doctor Jackman there, who is a very stern practitioner, forbids me.
"The Eagle Cliff" by R.M. Ballantyne

In news:

Nurse practitioner Carole Eatock checks Robert Ball's ears during a routine exam Tuesday, Oct 23, 2010, at the University of Illinois College of Medicine's Rockton Clinic.
Nurse practitioner convicted in ex-husband's shooting death.
Northwestern nurse practitioner 's responsibilities allow little time for rest.
Details on nurse practitioner s.
Courtesy of Cracker How much does Syracuse nurse practitioner Janine Quinlan dig the band Cracker.
Reader Janine Quinlan, a nurse practitioner who lives in Syracuse, was so enthusiastic about the Cracker set at the Syracuse Inner Harbor on Wednesday night that she e-mailed me a review.
We ordered from five practitioners of the art of stuffing, spicing and aging salami, a type of salumi.
I will discuss two schools of thought on this topic, which I find confuses practitioners, in an attempt to improve professional communication.
Winston Fletcher, one of the most influential postwar advertising practitioners, died last week.
Marley, the world's most famous reggae singer and practitioner of Rasta, died in 1981.
What Lies Ahead (August cover story) did not surprise many of us former practitioners.
Too many "business continuity" practitioners seem to have a very narrow, "headline" focus.
Downtown music, so named because many of its practitioners ply their trade in the lower part of Manhattan, has been busting the barriers between genres for long enough that it may as well be its own genre of relentless barrier-busting.
There's a reason your doctor asks you to open wide and say "Ahhh": Western and Eastern medicine practitioners alike look at the tongue to detect a wide range of conditions.
If a consumer asks, however, practitioners must answer the question regarding the stigma honestly and to the best of their knowledge.

In science:

In particular, WinBUGS (Spiegelhalter et al 2003) has allowed the practitioner access to many types of statistical models which are amenable to Gibbs sampling.
Estimating the evidence -- a review
More frequently, the practitioner is now not just interested in analysing data assumed from a single statistical model, but rather from the starting point where one assumes that there are a collection of models which could have plausibly generated the data.
Estimating the evidence -- a review
Certainly, this is the case – it is clear from the number of citations which this article has gained that this approach is popular among practitioners.
Estimating the evidence -- a review
The free energy is actually a quantity of great interest for practitioners in itself, and many methods have been designed to compute it .
Two mathematical tools to analyze metastable stochastic processes
Since it is highly unrealistic in practice to assume that the underlying densities are known, these tests are useless for practitioners.
Efficient ANOVA for directional data
The main question for the practitioner is to test whether the remanent magnetization obtained in those samples comes from a single source of magnetism or not.
Efficient ANOVA for directional data
However, in practice the choice of β0 could be related to a priori information of the practitioner on a class of alternatives, like for instance the class of functions depending only on hX, β0 i.
Projection-based nonparametric goodness-of-fit testing with functional covariates
We conclude this section showing a graphical tool to visualize the goodness–of–fit of the FLM to a dataset that can be useful to practitioners.
A goodness-of-fit test for the functional linear model with scalar response
The necessity for writing specifically a note is due to the fact that is highly quoted at industry conferences worldwide in the practitioners space1, while has received extensive exposure, and we believe it is therefore important to highlight this issue.
Illustrating a problem in the self-financing condition in two 2010-2011 papers on funding, collateral and discounting
These factors have almost 70 percent to 80 percent impact on overall quality of Web-based applications. In software industry different kind of testing approaches are used by practitioners to solve the issues associated with integration which are due to ever increasing complexities of Web-based applications.
Quality Assurance And Integration Testing Aspects In Web Based Applications
In fact, Eiffel practitioners rarely write framing specifications in this form.
What Good Are Strong Specifications?
Chalin, “Are practitioners writing contracts?” in The RODIN Book, ser.
What Good Are Strong Specifications?
Similar tools exist for static languages in development environments like Eclipse (Java) and VisualStudio (C#), but other than REPLs they tend to be rarely used by practitioners from the respective language communities.
On Extracting Unit Tests from Interactive Programming Sessions
Most practitioners are interested in the regime where such theories are slowly walking, i.e. near conformality, see [63,64] for reviews.
Recent Progress in Lattice QCD
But on the other hand, by looking at the single tests Φλ,α that have supported the rejection, we are able to partially recover an important information for the practitioner: the position (k2−j ) and the range (2−j ) of the influence.
A model of Poissonian interactions and detection of dependence