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English definition of “practitioner”


noun [C]     /prækˈtɪʃ.ən.ər/ US  // formal
C2 someone involved in a skilled job or activity : Elizabeth Quan is a London-based practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine . She was a medical practitioner (= a doctor ) before she entered politics . → See also GPWorkers in general
(Definition of practitioner noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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