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Diligence vs. Practice

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Diligencenoun

Steady application; industry; careful work involving long-term effort.

Practicenoun

Repetition of an activity to improve a skill.

‘He will need lots of practice with the lines before he performs them.’;

Diligencenoun

The qualities of a hard worker, including conscientiousness, determination, and perseverance.

Practicenoun

An organized event for the purpose of performing such repetition.

‘Being on a team is hard: you're always having to go to practice while everyone else is taking it easy.’; ‘I have choir practice every Sunday after church.’;

Diligencenoun

Carefulness.

‘due diligence’;

Practicenoun

The ongoing pursuit of a craft or profession, particularly in medicine or the fine arts.

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Diligencenoun

A public stage-coach.

Practicenoun

(countable) A place where a professional service is provided, such as a general practice.

‘She ran a thriving medical practice.’;

Diligencenoun

The process by which persons, lands, or effects are seized for debt; process for enforcing the attendance of witnesses or the production of writings.

Practicenoun

The observance of religious duties that a church requires of its members.

Diligencenoun

The quality of being diligent; carefulness; careful attention; - the opposite of negligence.

Practicenoun

A customary action, habit, or behaviour; a manner or routine.

‘It is the usual practice of employees there to wear neckties only when meeting with customers.’; ‘It is good practice to check each door and window before leaving.’;

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Diligencenoun

Interested and persevering application; devoted and painstaking effort to accomplish what is undertaken; assiduity in service.

‘That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in; and the best of me is diligence.’;

Practicenoun

Actual operation or experiment, in contrast to theory.

‘That may work in theory, but will it work in practice?’;

Diligencenoun

Process by which persons, lands, or effects are seized for debt; process for enforcing the attendance of witnesses or the production of writings.

‘And each of them doth all his diligenceTo do unto the festé reverence.’; ‘The sweat of industry would dry and die,But for the end it works to.’; ‘Diligence and accuracy are the only merits which an historical writer ascribe to himself.’;

Practicenoun

(legal) The form, manner, and order of conducting and carrying on suits and prosecutions through their various stages, according to the principles of law and the rules laid down by the courts.

‘This firm of solicitors is involved in family law practice.’;

Diligencenoun

A four-wheeled public stagecoach, used in France.

Practicenoun

Skilful or artful management; dexterity in contrivance or the use of means; stratagem; artifice.

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Diligencenoun

conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation

Practicenoun

(math) A easy and concise method of applying the rules of arithmetic to questions which occur in trade and business.

Diligencenoun

persevering determination to perform a task;

‘his diligence won him quick promotions’; ‘frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues’;

Practiceverb

alternative spelling of practise

Diligencenoun

a diligent effort;

‘it is a job requiring serious application’;

Practicenoun

Frequently repeated or customary action; habitual performance; a succession of acts of a similar kind; usage; habit; custom; as, the practice of rising early; the practice of making regular entries of accounts; the practice of daily exercise.

‘A heart . . . exercised with covetous practices.’;

Diligence

Diligence—carefulness and persistent effort or work—is one of the seven heavenly virtues. It is indicative of a work ethic, the belief that work is good in itself.

Practicenoun

Customary or constant use; state of being used.

‘Obsolete words may be revived when they are more sounding or more significant than those in practice.’;

Practicenoun

Skill or dexterity acquired by use; expertness.

Practicenoun

Actual performance; application of knowledge; - opposed to theory.

‘There are two functions of the soul, - contemplation and practice.’; ‘There is a distinction, but no opposition, between theory and practice; each, to a certain extent, supposes the other; theory is dependent on practice; practice must have preceded theory.’;

Practicenoun

Systematic exercise for instruction or discipline; as, the troops are called out for practice; she neglected practice in music.

Practicenoun

Application of science to the wants of men; the exercise of any profession; professional business; as, the practice of medicine or law; a large or lucrative practice.

‘Practice is exercise of an art, or the application of a science in life, which application is itself an art.’;

Practicenoun

Skillful or artful management; dexterity in contrivance or the use of means; art; stratagem; artifice; plot; - usually in a bad sense.

‘He sought to have that by practice which he could not by prayer.’;

Practicenoun

A easy and concise method of applying the rules of arithmetic to questions which occur in trade and business.

Practicenoun

The form, manner, and order of conducting and carrying on suits and prosecutions through their various stages, according to the principles of law and the rules laid down by the courts.

Practiceverb

To do or perform frequently, customarily, or habitually; to make a practice of; as, to practice gaming.

Practiceverb

To exercise, or follow, as a profession, trade, art, etc., as, to practice law or medicine.

Practiceverb

To exercise one's self in, for instruction or improvement, or to acquire discipline or dexterity; as, to practice gunnery; to practice music.

Practiceverb

To put into practice; to carry out; to act upon; to commit; to execute; to do.

‘As this advice ye practice or neglect.’;

Practiceverb

To make use of; to employ.

‘In malice to this good knight's wife, I practiced Ubaldo and Ricardo to corrupt her.’;

Practiceverb

To teach or accustom by practice; to train.

‘In church they are taught to love God; after church they are practiced to love their neighbor.’;

Practiceverb

To perform certain acts frequently or customarily, either for instruction, profit, or amusement; as, to practice with the broadsword or with the rifle; to practice on the piano.

Practiceverb

To learn by practice; to form a habit.

‘They shall practice how to live secure.’; ‘Practice first over yourself to reign.’;

Practiceverb

To try artifices or stratagems.

‘He will practice against thee by poison.’;

Practiceverb

To apply theoretical science or knowledge, esp. by way of experiment; to exercise or pursue an employment or profession, esp. that of medicine or of law.

‘[I am] little inclined to practice on others, and as little that others should practice on me.’;

Practicenoun

a customary way of operation or behavior;

‘it is their practice to give annual raises’; ‘they changed their dietary pattern’;

Practicenoun

systematic training by multiple repetitions;

‘practice makes perfect’;

Practicenoun

translating an idea into action;

‘a hard theory to put into practice’; ‘differences between theory and praxis of communism’;

Practicenoun

the exercise of a profession;

‘the practice of the law’; ‘I took over his practice when he retired’;

Practicenoun

knowledge of how something is usually done;

‘it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner’;

Practiceverb

learn by repetition;

‘We drilled French verbs every day’; ‘Pianists practice scales’;

Practiceverb

avail oneself to;

‘apply a principle’; ‘practice a religion’; ‘use care when going down the stairs’; ‘use your common sense’; ‘practice non-violent resistance’;

Practiceverb

carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions;

‘practice law’;

Practiceverb

engage in a rehearsal (of)

Practicenoun

the actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method, as opposed to theories relating to it

‘the principles and practice of teaching’; ‘the recommendations proved too expensive to put into practice’;

Practicenoun

the carrying out or exercise of a profession, especially that of a doctor or lawyer

‘he abandoned medical practice for the Church’;

Practicenoun

the business or premises of a doctor or lawyer

‘Dr Apps has a practice in Neasham Road’;

Practicenoun

the customary, habitual, or expected procedure or way of doing of something

‘modern child-rearing practices’; ‘product placement is common practice in American movies’;

Practicenoun

an established method of legal procedure.

Practicenoun

repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire or maintain proficiency in it

‘it must have taken a lot of practice to become so fluent’;

Practicenoun

a period of time spent practising an activity or skill

‘daily choir practices’;

Practiceverb

US spelling of practise

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