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practice

noun (REGULAR ACTIVITY)    /ˈpræk.tɪs/
C2 [C or U] something that is usually or regularly done, often as a habit, tradition, or custom: What can European companies learn from Japanese business practices? It's common practice in the States to tip the hairdresser. This is a cruel practice that should be banned immediately. What is standard practice (= what is usually done) in a situation like this? Newspaper editors have agreed a new code of practice on the invasion of privacy.Repeating an actionHabitual behaviour make a practice of sth UK old-fashioned to do something regularly: I'll do your washing for you this time, but I'm not going to make a practice of it.Habitual behaviour
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