ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday word: praxis

praxis (prăk′sĭs), noun.
1. The practice of a theory or skill.
2. Convention, habit, or custom.

Etymology:  from Latin praxis, practice, exercise, action.

So how is 'praxis' different from 'practice'?  As far as I can tell, the difference is slight.  Praxis is  more...intellectual; it's related to the philosophy of putting something into practice, whereas 'practice' is just about doing the thing.  The term is used in religious philosophy to describe a combination of reflection and action.

'Praxis' is also the name of an American teacher certification exam.
Tags: latin, noun, p, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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