Words are important. This in mind, two phrases have been bugging me recently:
(1) Reduction to practice - legalese for protyping and / or exhaustively describing an invention 
(2) Reduction to tractability - math-speak for simplifying a problem so its solution can be approximated quickly enough to be useful 
While both are useful in their concision, they seem to ring with the implication that the efforts of the practioner are somehow less than that of the theoretician.
I believe this sentiment is misplaced. In fact, as a nod to those rooted in practice - muddy, constrained, and uneven as the terrain may be - I suggest that we instead elevate to practice and tractability.