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practice

noun
 
 
/ˈpræktɪs/
REPEATING [U] A2 repeatedly doing an activity to improve your ability: We need a bit more practice before the concert. I've got basketball practice tonight.Repeating an action
ACTIVITY [C, U] what people do or how they do it: business/working practices [+ of + doing sth] the illegal practice of copying CDs [+ to do sth] It is common practice to bury waste in landfills.Behaving, interacting and behaviour
WORK [C] a business in which several doctors or lawyers work together, or the work that they do: a legal/medical practice Medical places and organizations
in practice B2 If something is true in practice, this is the real situation: In practice, the new laws have had little effect.Reality and truth
be out of practice B2 to not do something well because you have not done it recently: I didn't play very well today - I'm out of practice.Adapting and attuning to somethingAdapting and modifying Changing
put something into practice to try a plan or idea: Next month we will have a chance to put these ideas into practice.Testing, checking and experimenting
(Definition of practice from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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