- Often best practices. a procedure or set of procedures that is preferred or considered standard within an organization, industry, etc.: The company adopted best practice in employee recruitment. At the meeting we reviewed best practices for communicating with clients. Their methodology was identified as a best practice.
Origin of best practice
First recorded in 1980–85; derived from an earlier (1905) sense “the best method, procedure, etc.”
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- the recognized methods of correctly running businesses or providing services
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