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English definition of “practising”

practising

adjective [before noun] uk UK (US practicing)   /ˈpræk.tɪ.sɪŋ/ us  

practising adjective [before noun] (RELIGION)

actively involved in a religion: a practising Muslim/Jew/ChristianWorshipping a god

practising adjective [before noun] (WORK)

actively involved in a job: a practising doctor/lawyer The number of practising doctors is falling even though more people are qualifying in medicine.Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work
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