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Dictionary definition for: Practice

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

2. (v) learn by repetition; "We drilled French verbs every day" "Pianists practice scales"

3. (n) systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect"

4. (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"

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

6. (v) carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; "practice law"

7. (n) the exercise of a profession; "the practice of the law" "I took over his practice when he retired"

8. (v) engage in a rehearsal (of)

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

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