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practice

  

      n  
1    a usual or customary action or proceeding  
it was his practice to rise at six, he made a practice of stealing stamps     
2    repetition or exercise of an activity in order to achieve mastery and fluency  
3    the condition of having mastery of a skill or activity through repetition (esp. in the phrases in practice, out of practice)  
4    the exercise of a profession  
he set up practice as a lawyer     
5    the act of doing something  
he put his plans into practice     
6    the established method of conducting proceedings in a court of law  
      vb  
7       the U.S. spelling of       practise  
     (C16: from Medieval Latin practicare to practise, from Greek praktike practical science, practical work, from prattein to do, act)  


distributed practice  
      n     (Psychol)   learning with reasonably long intervals between separate occasions of learning  
   Compare       massed practice  
group practice  
      n   a medical practice undertaken by a group of associated doctors who work together as partners or as specialists in different areas  
massed practice  
      n     (Psychol)   learning with no intervals or short intervals between successive bouts of learning  
   Compare       distributed practice  
private practice  
      n     (Brit)   medical practice that is not part of the National Health Service  
restrictive practice  
      n     (Brit)  
1    a trading agreement against the public interest  
2    a practice of a union or other group tending to limit the freedom of other workers or employers  
teaching practice  
      n   a temporary period of teaching in a school undertaken under supervision by a person who is training to become a teacher  
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practise   ,   (U.S.)   practice         
      vb  
1    to do or cause to do repeatedly in order to gain skill  
2    tr   to do (something) habitually or frequently  
they practise ritual murder     
3    to observe or pursue (something, such as a religion)  
to practise Christianity     
4    to work at (a profession, job, etc.)  
he practises medicine     
5    foll by: on or upon   to take advantage of (someone, someone's credulity, etc.)  
     (C15: see practice)  


distributed practice  
      n     (Psychol)   learning with reasonably long intervals between separate occasions of learning  
   Compare       massed practice  
group practice  
      n   a medical practice undertaken by a group of associated doctors who work together as partners or as specialists in different areas  
massed practice  
      n     (Psychol)   learning with no intervals or short intervals between successive bouts of learning  
   Compare       distributed practice  
practice         
      n  
1    a usual or customary action or proceeding  
it was his practice to rise at six, he made a practice of stealing stamps     
2    repetition or exercise of an activity in order to achieve mastery and fluency  
3    the condition of having mastery of a skill or activity through repetition (esp. in the phrases in practice, out of practice)  
4    the exercise of a profession  
he set up practice as a lawyer     
5    the act of doing something  
he put his plans into practice     
6    the established method of conducting proceedings in a court of law  
      vb  
7       the U.S. spelling of       practise  
     (C16: from Medieval Latin practicare to practise, from Greek praktike practical science, practical work, from prattein to do, act)  
private practice  
      n     (Brit)   medical practice that is not part of the National Health Service  
restrictive practice  
      n     (Brit)  
1    a trading agreement against the public interest  
2    a practice of a union or other group tending to limit the freedom of other workers or employers  
teaching practice  
      n   a temporary period of teaching in a school undertaken under supervision by a person who is training to become a teacher  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

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practice

  
1    custom, habit, method, mode, praxis, routine, rule, system, tradition, usage, use, usual procedure, way, wont  
2    discipline, drill, exercise, preparation, rehearsal, repetition, study, training, work-out  
3    action, application, effect, exercise, experience, operation, use  
4    business, career, profession, vocation, work  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
v.
to practice something excessively, to train too much
n.
The practice of restricting the amount of food a person eats (self-imposed starvation seen with anorexia nervosa) in order to consume greater amounts of alcohol or of purging (as seen with bulimia nervosa) to try to reduce caloric intake to offset the calories consumed in alcohol.
[Med.] "Drunkorexic" behaviors most often stem from the fear of weight gain from alcohol.
exp.
1. to stop using an addictive substance abruptly and completely. 2. to undergo sudden and complete withdrawal from a habitual activity or behavior pattern. 3. to begin or do something without planning, preparation, or practice.
n.
The practice of monitoring the effects of medical drugs, especially in order to identify and evaluate previously unreported adverse reactions
[Med.] Ex: In his job as a pharmacovigilance officer, Andrew develops diagnostic tools to improve drug safety
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
n.
the practice of using very long words. Also sesquipedalism, sesquipedality. — sesquipedal, sesquipedalian, adj.
n.
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and a woman of lesser status, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. Still common at the beginning of the 20th C., the practice is now rare. Syn. Morganatic marriage, marriage of the left hand
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
n.
Cybersecurity are measures of adopt of technologies, processes and practices aim to protect computers, networks and digital data from attack.
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