What is practice?

  • (noun): The exercise of a profession.
    Example: "The practice of the law"; "I took over his practice when he retired"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on practice:

Wet Nurse - Practice Across Cultures
... The practice of using wet nurses is ancient and common to many cultures ... Lactation inhibits ovulation in some women, thus the practice has a rational basis ...
University Of Abertay Dundee - Organisation - School of Social and Health Sciences
... eligible for entry to postgraduate training for professional practice ... and counselling has a dedicated nursing bay on campus for real clinical practice, as well as a counselling suite for students to practice their therapeutic techniques ...
David E. Kelley - Television Work - The Practice (1997–2004)
... Ally McBeal on FOX and The Practice on ABC were the first two projects to come from this deal ... as a midseason replacement for the 1996-1997 season, The Practice was Kelley's chance to write another courtroom drama but one focusing on the less glamorous realities of a small law firm ... The Practice would be the first of four successful series by Kelley that were set in Boston, proximal to his hometown of Belmont, Massachusetts ...
Kriya Yoga - Practice
... In Kriya Quotes from Swami Satyananda, it is written, "Kriya sadhana may be thought of as the sadhana of the "practice of being in Atman". ...
David E. Kelley - Television Work - Ally McBeal (1997–2002)
... FOX, Kelley was also shepherding his other two shows, Chicago Hope and The Practice, although he was not actively participating in Chicago Hope at the time ... and an emotional wreck." In contrast to The Practice and its idealistic lawyers, the law firm in Ally McBeal was founded only to make money ... Parallel to The Practice, Kelley penned all the scripts for the first season, then brought in other writers in subsequent years although he continued to ...

More definitions of "practice":

  • (verb): Carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions.
    Example: "Practice law"
    Synonyms: practise, exercise, do
  • (noun): Translating an idea into action.
    Example: "A hard theory to put into practice"
    Synonyms: praxis
  • (noun): Knowledge of how something is usually done.
    Example: "It is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"
  • (verb): Avail oneself to.
    Example: "Practice a religion"; "practice non-violent resistance"
    Synonyms: apply, use
  • (noun): A customary way of operation or behavior.
    Example: "It is their practice to give annual raises"
    Synonyms: pattern

Famous quotes containing the word practice:

    They never consulted with books, and know and can tell much less than they have done. The things which they practice are said not yet to be known.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I am out of practice at living.
    You are as brave as a motorcycle.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    When any practice has become the fixed rule of the society in which we live, it is always wise to adhere to that rule, unless it call upon us to do something that is actually wrong. One should not offend the prejudices of the world, even if one is quite sure that they are prejudices.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)