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practice

noun (ACTION)    /ˈpræk.tɪs/
B2 [U] action rather than thought or ideas : How do you intend to put these proposals into practice, Mohamed?Acting and actsDealing with things or people in practice B2 used to describe what really happens as opposed to what you think will happen in a particular situation : It seemed like a good idea before we started , but in practice it was a disaster . Officially , Robert's in charge , but in practice Hannah runs the office . I can't see how your plan is going to work in practice.
(Definition of practice noun (ACTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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