practice

  • 1 practice — prac‧tice [ˈprækts] noun 1. [uncountable] the work done by a particular profession, especially lawyers or doctors who are working for themselves rather than a public organization: • Mr. Barr returned to private law practice in the mid 1990s. •… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 practice — prac·tice n 1: the form and manner of conducting judicial and quasi judicial proceedings 2 a: the continuous exercise of a profession; also: the performance of services that are considered to require an appropriate license engaged in the… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 practice — [prak′tis] vt. practiced, practicing [ME practisen < MFr practiser, altered < practiquer < ML practicare < LL practicus < Gr praktikos, concerning action, practical < prassein, to do] 1. to do or engage in frequently or usually; …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Practice — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 practice# — practice vb Practice, exercise, drill are comparable when they mean, as verbs, to perform or cause one to perform an act or series of acts repeatedly and, as nouns, such repeated activity or exertion. Practice fundamentally implies doing,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 Practice — or Practise may refer to: * Practice (learning method), a method of learning by repetition * Standards Practices, a conventional, traditional, or otherwise standardised method * Practice of law * Law firm, a legal practice * Medical practice, a… …

    Wikipedia

  • 7 Practice — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Practice — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 practice — [n1] routine, usual procedure convenance, convention, custom, fashion, form, habit, habitude, manner, method, mode, praxis, proceeding, process, rule, system, tradition, trick, usage, use, usefulness, utility, way, wont; concept 688 Ant.… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 practice — Ⅰ. practice [1] ► NOUN 1) the actual application of a plan or method, as opposed to the theories relating to it. 2) the customary way of doing something. 3) the practising of a profession. 4) the business or premises of a doctor or lawyer. 5) the …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 practice — [ praktis ] n. m. • mil. XXe; mot angl. « pratique » ♦ Anglic. Au golf, Terrain, salle réservés à l entraînement. ● practice nom masculin (mot anglais) Terrain ou ensemble d installations en salle destinés à l entraînement au golf. practice… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 12 practice — practice, practise In standard BrE, practice is used for the noun and practise for the verb, whereas in AmE practice is the dominant spelling of both noun and verb …

    Modern English usage

  • 13 practice — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 actual doing of sth VERB + PRACTICE ▪ put sth into ▪ I can t wait to put what I ve learned into practice. PREPOSITION ▪ in practice ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 practice — prac|tice W1S2 [ˈpræktıs] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(a skill)¦ 2 in practice 3¦(something done often)¦ 4¦(doctor/lawyer)¦ 5 be common/standard/normal practice 6 good/best/bad practice 7 put something into practice 8 be out of practice 9 practice makes perfect… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 practice — prac|tice1 [ præktıs ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount occasions when you do something in order to become better at it, or the time you spend doing this: You will become a faster typist with practice. Waylans broke his wrist during practice and… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 practice — [[t]præ̱ktɪs[/t]] ♦♦ practices 1) N COUNT You can refer to something that people do regularly as a practice. Some firms have reached agreements to cut workers pay below the level set in their contract, a practice that is illegal in Germany...… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 practice — [ præktɪs] group local medical nursing private practice professional practice unethical unfair universal practice unscrupulous practices usual i …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 practice — 01. Your coach phoned to say there will be a team [practice] in the gym tomorrow after school. 02. Kwok Leung [practiced] his presentation for hours in order to get it perfect. 03. My cousin just opened a dental [practice] here in town. 04.… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19 practice — noun 1 A SKILL a) (U) regular activity that you do in order to improve a skill: It takes hours of practice to learn to play the guitar. | With a little more practice you should be able to pass your test. b) (C) a period of time you spend training …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 practice — I UK [ˈpræktɪs] / US noun Word forms practice : singular practice plural practices *** Get it right: practice: Don t confuse practice (a noun) with practise (a verb). These two words sound exactly the same: Wrong: Soldiers had only a few days in… …

    English dictionary


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