• IPA: /ˈpɹæktɪk/

practic (plural practics)

  1. A person concerned with action or practice, as opposed to one concerned with theory.


  1. (archaic) Practical.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗:
      , II.i.4.3:
      They that intend the practic cure of melancholy, saith Duretus in his notes to Hollerius, set down nine peculiar scopes or ends […].
  2. (obsolete) Cunning, crafty.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.xii:
      she vsed hath the practicke paine / Of this false footman [...].
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