|1.||a usual or customary action or proceeding: it was his practice to rise at six; he made a practice of stealing stamps|
|2.||repetition or exercise of an activity in order to achieve mastery and fluency|
|3.||the condition of having mastery of a skill or activity through repetition (esp in the phrases in practice, out of practice)|
|4.||the exercise of a profession: he set up practice as a lawyer|
|5.||the act of doing something: he put his plans into practice|
|6.||the established method of conducting proceedings in a court of law|
|7.||the US spelling of practise|
|[C16: from Medieval Latin practicāre to practise, from Greek praktikē practical science, practical work, from prattein to do, act]|
|practise or (US) practice (ˈpræktɪs)|
|—vb (foll by on |
|1.||to do or cause to do repeatedly in order to gain skill|
|2.||(tr) to do (something) habitually or frequently: they practise ritual murder|
|3.||to observe or pursue (something, such as a religion): to practise Christianity|
|4.||to work at (a profession, job, etc): he practises medicine|
|5.||to take advantage of (someone, someone's credulity, etc)|
|[C15: see |
|practice or (US) practice|
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practice prac·tice (prāk'tĭs)
v. prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing, prac·tic·es
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.