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Practice is the act of rehearsing a behavior over and over, or engaging in an activity again and again, for the purpose of improving or mastering it, as in the phrase "practice makes perfect". Sports teams practice to prepare for actual games. Playing a musical instrument well takes a lot of practice. It is a method of learning and of acquiring experience. The word derives from the Greek "πρακτική" (praktike), feminine of "πρακτικός" (praktikos), "fit for or concerned with action, practical",<ref>πρακτικός, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus Digital Library</ref> and that from the verb "πράσσω" (prasso), "to achieve, bring about, effect, accomplish".<ref>πράσσω, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus Digital Library</ref> In American English, practice is used as both a noun and a verb, but in British English, there is a distinction between practice, used as a noun, and practise, used as a verb (see spelling differences).

Sessions scheduled for the purpose of rehearsing and performance improvement are called practices. They are engaged in by sports teams, bands, individuals, etc. "He went to football practice every day after school", for example


Practice (learning method) sections
Intro  Common types of practice  Deliberate practice  Behavioral versus cognitive theories of deliberate practice  Deliberate practice in medical education  Practice as maintenance  See also  References  

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