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Friday, December 30, 2011
Practice- definition from Oxford Dictionary Online
the actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method, as opposed to theories relating to it:
the principles and practice of teaching
the recommendations proved too expensive to
put into practice
the carrying out or exercise of a profession, especially that of a doctor or lawyer:
he abandoned medical practice for the Church
the business or premises of a doctor or lawyer:
Dr Apps has a practice in Neasham Road
the customary, habitual, or expected procedure or way of doing of something:
product placement is common practice in American movies
modern child-rearing practices
an established method of legal procedure.
repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire or maintain proficiency in it:
it must have taken a lot of practice to become so fluent
a period of time spent practising an activity or skill:
daily choir practices
US spelling of
in reality (used to refer to what actually happens as opposed to what is meant or believed to happen):
in theory this method is ideal—in practice it is unrealistic
currently proficient in a particular activity or skill as a result of repeated exercise or performance of it.
out of practice
not currently proficient in a particular activity or skill through not having exercised or performed it for some time:
he was out of practice at interrogation
practice makes perfect
regular exercise of an activity or skill is the way to become proficient in it.
late Middle English
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