(=way of doing sth) pratique f
→ Some firms have reached agreements to cut workers' pay below the level set in their contract, a practice that is illegal in Germany.
an illegal practice une pratique illégale
bank practices les pratiques bancaires
→ Gordon Brown has demanded a public inquiry into bank practices.
it's normal practice c'est une pratique normale
It's normal practice in our school. C'est une pratique normale dans notre école.
It's normal practice for your work to be checked by a supervisor. C'est une pratique normale que votre travail soit vérifié par un superviseur.
→ It is normal practice not to reveal details of a patient's condition.
it's standard practice c'est une pratique standard
→ The transcript is full of codewords, which is standard practice in any army.
it's common practice c'est une pratique courante
(=custom) pratique f
→ the Jewish practice of circumcision
→ the modern practice of using chemicals to colour the hair
(=practical application) pratique f
We must combine theory with practice. Nous devons associer la théorie et la pratique.
in practice en pratique
→ In practice, he exerted little influence over the others.
→ This theoretical freedom of choice is not in practice available to the majority of the population.
→ the difference between foreign policy as presented to the public and foreign policy in actual practice
→ In practice, workers do not work to satisfy their needs.
→ In practice, it's no cheaper to live in the country than in the city.
to put sth into practice mettre qch en pratique
→ The prime minister has another chance to put his new ideas into practice.
→ I'm not sure how effective these methods will be when put into practice.
→ The course was interesting but I need to put it all into practice now.
(=training) entraînement m
→ I felt I hadn't had enough practice.
→ the hard practice necessary to develop from a learner to an accomplished musician
→ He recorded the fastest time in a final practice today.
→ This will be your final practice before the exam.
football practice l'entraînement de football
with practice avec de l'entraînement
→ In time and with practice it becomes less of an effort.
I've got to do my piano practice je dois travailler mon piano
2 hours' piano practice 2 heures de travail or d'exercices au piano
to be out of practice être rouillé (e)
→ I used to play the piano quite well, but I'm out of practice now.
→ "How's your German?" -- "Not bad, but I'm out of practice."
practice makes perfect à force de pratique, on y arrive
[+profession] pratique f
→ The actual practice of medicine can be very different from what students have learnt at university.
→ I had to change my attitude toward medical practice.
→ improving his skills in the practice of internal medicine
→ the complexities of legal practice
(=business) cabinet m
a medical practice un cabinet médical
a dental practice un cabinet dentaire
→ a legal practice
[+religion] pratique f
→ freedom of conscience and religious practice
the practice of Christianity la pratique de la religion chrétienne
→ The practice of Christianity is banned by the regime.
n répétition f
→ I'll see you at band practice tonight.
n meilleure pratique f
→ UK companies are not following corporate best practice
to go to choir practice aller à la chorale
code of practice
[+profession] code m de conduite
→ The auctioneers are violating a code of practice by dealing in stolen goods.
→ the English Tourist Board drew up a new code of practice
→ the Institute of Electrical Engineers' Code of Practice
(=work of general doctor) médecine f générale
→ In recent years, doctors have been trained specifically for general practice.
to be in general practice être généraliste
(=organization) cabinet m de médecine générale
→ The sample was selected from the medical records of two general practices.
n match m d'entraînement
[+medical practice] directeur (-trice) m/f de cabinet médical
n match m d'entraînement
n infirmier (-ière) m/f auxiliaire
→ A great deal of a GP's work, some will admit to as much as 70 is routine and could be done by a practice nurse, the principal nurse employed by gps and usually a nursing sister with years of experience.
n (SPORT) session f d'entraînement
[+doctor, lawyer] exercice m libéral
in private practice
[doctor, dentist] d'exercice libéral, en exercice libéral
→ lawyers in private practice
doctors in private practice des médecins d'exercice libéral, des médecins en exercice libéral
→ Patients quite often see doctors in private practice to avoid long waits for treatment.
He would have earned more money in private practice. Il aurait gagné plus d'argent en exercice libéral.
to work in private practice
[doctor] travailler en exercice libéral
→ A number of doctors also work in private practice.
n pratique f déloyale
→ The report seems to be saying that certain sharp practices are very common in business.
n entraînement m au tir
n exercices mpl de tir (à la cible)
→ I do a lot of target practice in the week before a big competition.
n (British) stage m de formation des enseignants