Practice

Practice may refer to:

  • Best practice
  • Law firm, a legal practice
  • Medical practice, a company which engages in the practise of medicine
  • Phantom practice, phenomenon in which a person's abilities continue to improve, even without practising
  • Practice (learning method), a method of learning by repetition
  • Practice (social theory), a theoretical term for human action in society* Practice-based professional learning
  • Practice of law
  • Target practice, any exercise in which projectiles are fired at a specified target
  • The Practice, a TV program about a legal practice
  • Spiritual practice
  • Standards and Practices, a conventional, traditional, or otherwise standardised method

Famous quotes containing the word practice:

    As an example of just how useless these philosophers are for any practice in life there is Socrates himself, the one and only wise man, according to the Delphic Oracle. Whenever he tried to do anything in public he had to break off amid general laughter. While he was philosophizing about clouds and ideas, measuring a flea’s foot and marveling at a midge’s humming, he learned nothing about the affairs of ordinary life.
    Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466–1536)

    It is not always possible to predict the response of a doting Jewish mother. Witness the occasion on which the late piano virtuoso Oscar Levant telephoned his mother with some important news. He had proposed to his beloved and been accepted. Replied Mother Levant: “Good, Oscar, I’m happy to hear it. But did you practice today?”
    Liz Smith (20th century)

    Kindness is a virtue neither modern nor urban. One almost unlearns it in a city. Towns have their own beatitude; they are not unfriendly; they offer a vast and solacing anonymity or an equally vast and solacing gregariousness. But one needs a neighbor on whom to practice compassion.
    Phyllis McGinley (1905–1978)