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practice

 
Noun practice has 5 senses
  1. practice, pattern - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
    --1 is a kind of activity
    --1 has particulars:
     biologism; cooperation; featherbedding; formalism; one-upmanship; symbolism, symbolization, symbolisation; modernism; occult, occult arts; cannibalism; careerism; custom, usage, usance; habitude; fashion; slavery, slaveholding; peonage; unwritten law; lynch law; mistreatment; popery; quotation; ritual; ritualism; nudism, naturism; systematism; transvestism, transvestitism, cross dressing
    Derived form: verb practice2
  2. exercise, practice, drill, practice session, recitation - systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect"
    --2 is a kind of training, preparation, grooming
    --2 has particulars:
     fire drill; manual of arms, manual; military drill; rehearsal; rehearsal, dry run; review, brushup; scrimmage; shadowboxing; target practice
    Derived forms: verb practice4, verb practice1
  3. practice, praxis - translating an idea into action; "a hard theory to put into practice"; "differences between theory and praxis of communism"
    --3 is a kind of implementation, effectuation
  4. practice - the exercise of a profession; "the practice of the law"; "I took over his practice when he retired"
    --4 is a kind of
    use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise
    --4 has particulars:
     consultancy; dental practice; law practice; medical practice; optometry
    Derived forms: verb practice3, verb practice2
  5. practice - knowledge of how something is usually done; "it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"
    --5 is a kind of
    cognition, knowledge, noesis
    --5 has particulars:
     custom, tradition; convention, normal, pattern, rule, formula; heritage
Verb practice has 4 senses
  1. drill, exercise, practice, practise - learn by repetition; "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"
    --1 is one way to learn, study, read, take
    Derived form: noun practice2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  2. practice, apply, use - avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance"
    Derived forms: noun practice4, noun practice1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. practice, practise, exercise, do - carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; "practice law"
    Derived form: noun practice4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. rehearse, practise, practice - engage in a rehearsal (of)
    --4 is one way to perform, execute, do
    Derived form: noun practice2
    Sample sentence:
    They will practice the duet
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