in practice

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in practice

used to say what is actually done or what the actual effect or result of something is
  • The software is designed to block pornographic websites, 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 play
  1. : carry out, apply

  2. : to do or perform often, customarily, or habitually

  3. : to be professionally engaged in

  1. : actual performance or application

  2. : a repeated or customary action

  3. : the usual way of doing something


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