Actually, in fact, especially as opposed to theoretically or in principle. For example, In practice this contraption seems to work, although no one knows how or why. [Second half of 1500s] Also see put into practice.
In the exercise of a particular profession, as in She's an obstetrician and has been in practice for at least ten years. [c. 1700]
In a state of being exercised so as to maintain one's skill, as in This trumpeter is always in practice. [Early 1600s] For an antonym, see out of practice.
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As a means of preventing tooth decay in those cities that do fluoridate, the practice certainly looks like a success.
Back in New York, the slow pace and inward focus of her yoga practice was less fulfilling.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The men use the dolls to practice the basics of caring for babies.
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
Her travel clique has been known to arrive at an airport, bags packed, passport-in-hand, within hours of spotting a deal.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Many so-called "humming tones" are given for practice, but in accepting them observe whether the foregoing principle is obeyed.
Selections for practice should be chosen which contain much variety of thought and feeling and are smooth in movement.
In connection with this step the practice of melodies is useful, if one has musical taste.
In practice we find a good deal of technical study comes into the college stage.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!