From Late Latin, neuter of practicus (“practical”), from Ancient Greek πρακτικός (praktikós, “of or pertaining to action, concerned with action or business, active, practical”), from πράσσω (prássō, “I do”).
- (US) A college course designed to give a student supervised practical knowledge of a subject previously studied theoretically.
- (US) A science exam in which students are questioned about specimens or other objects placed in front of them.
- (college course): work placement (British)
- practicum (college course)