(noun.) a customary way of operation or behavior; 'it is their practice to give annual raises'; 'they changed their dietary pattern'.

(noun.) translating an idea into action; 'a hard theory to put into practice'; 'differences between theory and praxis of communism'.

(noun.) the exercise of a profession; 'the practice of the law'; 'I took over his practice when he retired'.

(noun.) knowledge of how something is usually done; 'it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner'.

(verb.) avail oneself to; 'apply a principle'; 'practice a religion'; 'use care when going down the stairs'; 'use your common sense'; 'practice non-violent resistance'.

(verb.) carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; 'practice law'.

黛比手打--From WordNet


(n.) 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.

(n.) Customary or constant use; state of being used.

(n.) Skill or dexterity acquired by use; expertness.

(n.) Actual performance; application of knowledge; -- opposed to theory.

(n.) Systematic exercise for instruction or discipline; as, the troops are called out for practice; she neglected practice in music.

(n.) 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.

(n.) Skillful or artful management; dexterity in contrivance or the use of means; art; stratagem; artifice; plot; -- usually in a bad sense.

(n.) A easy and concise method of applying the rules of arithmetic to questions which occur in trade and business.

(n.) 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.

(v. t.) To do or perform frequently, customarily, or habitually; to make a practice of; as, to practice gaming.

(v. t.) To exercise, or follow, as a profession, trade, art, etc., as, to practice law or medicine.

(v. t.) To exercise one's self in, for instruction or improvement, or to acquire discipline or dexterity; as, to practice gunnery; to practice music.

(v. t.) To put into practice; to carry out; to act upon; to commit; to execute; to do.

(v. t.) To make use of; to employ.

(v. t.) To teach or accustom by practice; to train.

(v. i.) 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.

(v. i.) To learn by practice; to form a habit.

(v. i.) To try artifices or stratagems.

(v. i.) 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.



n. [1]. Custom, habit, wont, frequent repetition.[2]. Use, usage.[3]. Action, actual performance.[4]. Exercise (as of a profession), application.



SYN:Usage, habit, exercise, experience, exercitation, action, custom, manner,performance

ANT:Disuse, dishabituation, Inexperience, theory, speculation, nonperformance



n. the habit of doing anything: frequent use: state of being used: regular exercise for instruction: performance: method: medical treatment: exercise of any profession: a rule or method in arithmetic.—ns. Practicabil′ity Prac′ticableness quality of being practicable.—adj. Prac′ticable that may be practised used or followed: passable as a road.—adv. Prac′ticably.—adj. Prac′tical that can be put in practice: useful: applying knowledge to some useful end: derived from practice.—ns. Practical′ity; Prac′tical-joke a trick of an annoying kind played on any one; Prac′tical-knowl′edge knowledge which results in action.—adv. Prac′tically in a practical way: actually: by actual trial.—n. Prac′ticalness.





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