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Practice

Practice Meaning & Definition
Practice Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Practice?

[n] a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
[n] translating an idea into action; "a hard theory to put into practice"; "differences between theory and praxis of communism"
[n] the exercise of a profession; "the practice of the law"; "I took over his practice when he retired"
[n] systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect"
[n] knowledge of how something is customarily done; "it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"
[v] learn by repetition
[v] engage in a rehearsal (of)
[v] avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance"
[v] carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; "practice law"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Practice: apply | do | drill | drill | exercise | exercise | pattern | practice session | practise | practise | practise | praxis | recitation | rehearse | use

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mission | MO | mode | mode of operation | mode of procedure | mode of worship | modus operandi | modus vivendi | mores | motions | move | movements | moves | multiplication | mystery | notation | number | nurse | nurture | nurturing | observable behavior | observance | observation | occupation | office | on-the-job training | operancy | operate | operation | operations | order | order of worship | ordinance | pad | past experience | pattern | peculiarity | perform | perform on | performance | performing | perusal | peruse | physical education | physical jerks | pilot | pilot plan | play | play around with | plunge into | ply | poise | pore over | port | pose | posture | practical knowledge | practical test | practically | practice upon | praxis | preparation | prepare | prescribed form | prescription | presence | procedure | proceed | proceeding | process | profession | proper thing | proportion | prosecute | prove | pursue | pursuit | put in tune | put to school | put to trial | racket | raise | raising | read | reading | ready | readying | reaffirm | realistically | rear | rearing | reassert | recapitulate | recite | recount | reduction | regard studiously | rehash | rehearsal | rehearse | reissue | reiterate | repeat | repetition | reprint | research | respect | responsibility | restate | restudy | restudying | resume | retail | retell | review | reword | rite | ritual | ritual observance | rituality | road test | road-test | routine | rule | run | run a sample | run over | run through | running | rusty | sacrament | sacramental | sagacity | sample | satisfaction | say over | say over again | scheme | seasoning | second nature | see to | send to school | serve | service | setting-up exercises | shake down | shakedown | shakedown cruise | sloyd | social convention | social science | solemnity | sophistication | specialization | specialize in | specialty | standard behavior | standard usage | standing custom | steer | steering | stereotype | stereotyped behavior | stretch | study | studying | style | subject | substantiate | subtraction | sum up | summarize | swing | swot | swotting | system | tackle | tactics | take care of | take in hand | take on | take to | take up | taste | tautologize | technic | technique | tempering | test | test flight | test run | the drill | the how | the way of | time-honored practice | tone | trade | tradition | train | training | transformation | trial run | trick | try | try it on | try out | tryout | unaccustomed | undertake | upbringing | usage | use | usefulness | utility | utilize | validate | verify | vet | vocation | vocational education | vocational training | wade through | wage | walk | walk of life | warm-up | way | way of life | ways | what is done | wide reading | wield | wise | wont | wonting | work | work at | working | workings | workout | worldly wisdom | yoga

See Also | activity | biologism | brushup | cannibalism | careerism | cognition | consultancy | convention | cooperation | cross dressing | custom | custom | dental practice | do | do work | dry run | effectuation | employment | execute | exercise | fashion | featherbedding | fire drill | follow | formalism | formula | grooming | habitude | heritage | implementation | knowledge | law practice | learn | lynch law | manual | manual of arms | medical practice | military drill | mistreatment | modernism | naturism | noesis | normal | nudism | one-upmanship | optometry | pattern | peonage | perform | popery | preparation | quotation | read | rehearsal | review | ritual | ritualism | rule | run through | S.O.P. | scrimmage | scrimmage | shadowboxing | shamanise | shamanize | slavery | SOP | standard operating procedure | study | symbolisation | symbolism | symbolization | take | target practice | tradition | training | transvestism | transvestitism | unwritten law | usage | usance | use | utilisation | utilization | work

Practice In Webster's Dictionary

\Prac"tice\, n. [OE. praktike, practique, F. pratique, formerly also, practique, LL. practica, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? practical. See {Practical}, and cf. {Pratique}, {Pretty}.] 1. Frequently repeated or customary action; habitual performance; a succession of acts of a similar kind; usage; habit; custom; as, the practice of rising early; the practice of making regular entries of accounts; the practice of daily exercise. A heart . . . exercised with covetous practices. --2 Pet. ii. 14. 2. Customary or constant use; state of being used. Obsolete words may be revived when they are more sounding or more significant than those in practice. --Dryden. 3. Skill or dexterity acquired by use; expertness. [R.] ``His nice fence and his active practice.'' --Shak. 4. Actual performance; application of knowledge; -- opposed to theory. There are two functions of the soul, -- contemplation and practice. --South. There is a distinction, but no opposition, between theory and practice; each, to a certain extent, supposes the other; theory is dependent on practice; practice must have preceded theory. --Sir W. Hamilton. 5. Systematic exercise for instruction or discipline; as, the troops are called out for practice; she neglected practice in music. 6. Application of science to the wants of men; the exercise of any profession; professional business; as, the practice of medicine or law; a large or lucrative practice. Practice is exercise of an art, or the application of a science in life, which application is itself an art. --Sir W. Hamilton. 7. Skillful or artful management; dexterity in contrivance or the use of means; art; stratagem; artifice; plot; -- usually in a bad sense. [Obs.] --Bacon. He sought to have that by practice which he could not by prayer. --Sir P. Sidney. 8. (Math.) A easy and concise method of applying the rules of arithmetic to questions which occur in trade and business. 9. (Law) The form, manner, and order of conducting and carrying on suits and prosecutions through their various stages, according to the principles of law and the rules laid down by the courts. --Bouvier. Syn: Custom; usage; habit; manner.
\Prac"tice\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Practiced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Practicing}.] [Often written practise, practised, practising.] 1. To do or perform frequently, customarily, or habitually; to make a practice of; as, to practice gaming. ``Incline not my heart . . . practice wicked works.''
\Prac"tice\, v. i. [Often written practise.] 1. To perform certain acts frequently or customarily, either for instruction, profit, or amusement; as, to practice with the broadsword or with the rifle; to practice on the piano. 2. To learn by practice; to form a habit. They shall practice how to live secure. --Milton. Practice first over yourself to reign. --Waller. 3. To try artifices or stratagems. He will practice against thee by poison. --Shak. 4. To apply theoretical science or knowledge, esp. by way of experiment; to exercise or pursue an employment or profession, esp. that of medicine or of law. [I am] little inclined to practice on others, and as little that others should practice on me. --Sir W. Temple.

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