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Dec
30
2015

practice

praek tihs

noun
definition 1:  an activity that is habitual or customary.
example:  It was never my practice to get up early in the mornings.
example:  Giving store credit but no refunds is their usual business practice.
example:  You shouldn’t make a practice of borrowing money.

definition 2:  repeated performance in order to become skillful.
example:  With a little more practice, you’ll be able to play it perfectly.

definition 3:  the act or process of carrying out a thing.
example:  Changing the school lunch program hadn’t seemed too difficult in theory, but in practice many problems arose.

definition 4:  the pursuit of an occupation or profession.
example:  She decided early on to enter the practice of medicine.
example:  Tired of the practice of law, he decided to change careers.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the noun practice (definition 1)

MODIFIER + practice:    standard ~ , normal ~ , accepted ~ , customary ~ , everyday ~ , common ~ ,widespread ~ , established ~ , traditional ~ , questionable ~ , deceptive ~ , unfair ~ , corrupt ~ , discriminatory ~ , ethical ~ , professional ~ , religious ~ , business ~ . management ~ , agricultural ~ , farming ~ , instructional ~ , teaching ~