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Definition of Practice

Practice

  1. Frequently repeated or customary action; habitual performance; a succession of acts of a similar kind; usage; habit; custom; as, the practice of rising early; the practice of making regular entries of accounts; the practice of daily exercise.
  2. Customary or constant use; state of being used.
  3. Skill or dexterity acquired by use; expertness.
  4. Actual performance; application of knowledge; -- opposed to theory.
  5. Systematic exercise for instruction or discipline; as, the troops are called out for practice; she neglected practice in music.
  6. Application of science to the wants of men; the exercise of any profession; professional business; as, the practice of medicine or law; a large or lucrative practice.
  7. Skillful or artful management; dexterity in contrivance or the use of means; art; stratagem; artifice; plot; -- usually in a bad sense.
  8. A easy and concise method of applying the rules of arithmetic to questions which occur in trade and business.
  9. The form, manner, and order of conducting and carrying on suits and prosecutions through their various stages, according to the principles of law and the rules laid down by the courts.
  10. To do or perform frequently, customarily, or habitually; to make a practice of; as, to practice gaming.
  11. To exercise, or follow, as a profession, trade, art, etc., as, to practice law or medicine.
  12. To exercise one's self in, for instruction or improvement, or to acquire discipline or dexterity; as, to practice gunnery; to practice music.
  13. To put into practice; to carry out; to act upon; to commit; to execute; to do.
  14. To make use of; to employ.
  15. To teach or accustom by practice; to train.
  16. To perform certain acts frequently or customarily, either for instruction, profit, or amusement; as, to practice with the broadsword or with the rifle; to practice on the piano.
  17. To learn by practice; to form a habit.
  18. To try artifices or stratagems.
  19. To apply theoretical science or knowledge, esp. by way of experiment; to exercise or pursue an employment or profession, esp. that of medicine or of law.

Practice Quotations

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Maya Angelou

When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, 'Oh yes - I already have everything that I really need.'
Dalai Lama

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Dalai Lama

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Maya Angelou

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Dalai Lama
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Practice Translations

practice in Afrikaans is toepas, beoefen, oefening
practice in Dutch is aanwenden, doorvoeren
practice in French is pratique, pratiquent, pratiquons, pratiquez
practice in Italian is applicare
practice in Latin is meditatio

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