REPEATING [U] › when you repeat an activity to improve your ability: We need a bit more practice before the concert. I've got basketball practice tonight. 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. WORK [C] › a business in which several doctors or lawyers work together, or the work that they do: a legal/medical practice
in practice › If something is true in practice, this is the real situation: In practice, the new laws have had little effect.
be out of practice › to not do something well because you have not done it recently: I didn't play very well today - I'm out of practice.
put something into practice › to try a plan or idea: Next month we will have a chance to put these ideas into practice.