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practice


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  heart  .  .  .  practice  wicked  works.'' 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  practice 
  n  1:  a  customary  way  of  operation  or  behavior;  "it  is  their 
  practice  to  give  annual  raises";  "they  changed  their 
  dietary  pattern"  [syn:  {pattern}] 
  2:  systematic  training  by  multiple  repetitions;  "practice  makes 
  perfect"  [syn:  {exercise},  {drill},  {practice  session}] 
  3:  translating  an  idea  into  action  "a  hard  theory  to  put  into 
  practice";  "they  put  their  plans  into  practice" 
  4:  the  exercise  of  a  profession;  "the  practice  of  the  law";  "I 
  took  over  his  practice  when  he  retired" 
  5:  knowledge  of  how  something  is  customarily  done:  "it  is  not 
  the  local  practice  to  wear  shorts  to  dinner" 
  v  1:  carry  out  or  practice;  as  of  jobs  and  professions:  "practice 
  law"  [syn:  {practise},  {exercise},  {carry  out},  {do}] 
  2:  learn  by  repetition  [syn:  {drill},  {exercise},  {practise}] 
  3:  engage  in  a  rehearsal  of  [syn:  {rehearse},  {practise}] 
  4:  avail  oneself  to  "apply  a  principle";  "practice  a 
  religion";  "use  care  when  going  down  the  stairs"  [syn:  {apply}, 
  {use}] 




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