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practicing

[ prak-ti-sing ]
/ ˈpræk tɪ sɪŋ /
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adjective

actively working at a profession, especially medicine or law.
actively following a specific way of life, religion, philosophy, etc.: a practicing Catholic.

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RELATED WORDS

hone, rehearse, prepare, study, work, train, exercise, do, execute, perform, pursue, observe, follow, apply, discipline, recite, drill, polish, habituate, iterate

Nearby words

practice, practice makes perfect, practice what you preach, practice-teach, practiced, practicing, practicum, practise, practised, practitioner, prad

Origin of practicing

Definition for practicing (2 of 2)

practice

[ prak-tis ]
/ ˈpræk tɪs /

noun

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

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

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 prāktikós practic; see -ize; (noun) late Middle English, derivative of the v.
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Related forms

Synonym study

2. See custom. 3. See exercise.
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British Dictionary definitions for practicing

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for practicing

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 practicing

practice


In addition to the idioms beginning with practice

  • practice makes perfect
  • practice what you preach

also see:

  • in practice
  • make a practice of
  • out of practice
  • put into practice
  • sharp practice
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