in practice

Definition of in practice

  1. —used to say what is actually done or what the actual effect or result of something is The software is designed to block pornographic Web sites, but in practice, it blocks many other sites as well. In actual practice, people sometimes forget to take their medication.

Word by Word Definitions

practice
  1. :  carry out, apply

    :  to do or perform often, customarily, or habitually

    :  to be professionally engaged in

  1. :  actual performance or application

    :  a repeated or customary action

    :  the usual way of doing something


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contemplative of or relative to the past

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