practice

[ prak-tis ]
/ ˈpræk tɪs /
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noun

verb (used with object), prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing.

verb (used without object), prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing.

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Also British, prac·tise (for defs. 11-19) .

Origin of practice

1375–1425; (v.) late Middle English practisen, practizen (<Middle French pra(c)tiser) <Medieval Latin prāctizāre, alteration of prācticāre, derivative of prāctica practical work <Greek prāktikḗ noun use of feminine of prāktikóspractic; see -ize; (noun) late Middle English, derivative of the v.

synonym study for practice

2. See custom. 3. See exercise.

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British Dictionary definitions for practice

practice
/ (ˈpræktɪs) /

noun

verb

the US spelling of practise

Word Origin for practice

C16: from Medieval Latin practicāre to practise, from Greek praktikē practical science, practical work, from prattein to do, act
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Medical definitions for practice

practice
[ prăktĭs ]

v.

To engage in the profession of medicine or one of the allied health professions.

n.

The exercise of the profession of medicine.
The business of a practicing physician or group of physicians, including facilities and customary patients.
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Idioms and Phrases with practice

practice

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