practicing

[ prak-ti-sing ]
/ ˈpræk tɪ sɪŋ /

adjective

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

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.

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
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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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