Definition of in practice in English:

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in practice

1In reality (used to refer to what actually happens as opposed to what is meant or believed to happen): in theory this method is ideal—in practice it is unrealistic
More example sentences
  • It remains to be seen whether in practice the discretion is exercised lawfully.
  • There are four possible explanations for why performance data have so little influence in practice.
  • Thus imprisonment and the exercise of conjugal rights are incompatible in practice.
Synonyms
in reality, actually, in real life, realistically, practically, effectively
2Currently proficient in a particular activity or skill as a result of repeated exercise or performance of it.
See parent entry: practice
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