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1. Skilled or expert; proficient: He is practiced in the art of design. She is a practiced lecturer.
2. Acquired or brought to perfection by practice: greeted the guests with practiced courtesy.
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(ˈpræk tɪst)

1. skilled or expert.
2. acquired or perfected through practice: a practiced English accent.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.practiced - having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitudepracticed - having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching"
skilled - having or showing or requiring special skill; "only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team"; "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience"; "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow"; "a skilled trade"
2.practiced - skillful after much practice
experienced, experient - having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation
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1. Proficient as a result of practice and study:
2. Skilled or knowledgeable through long practice:
Idiom: knowing the ropes.
3. Resulting from experience or practice:
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We have practiced together over the last few days and I am feeling quite confident.
Post-tenure review is practiced in 70% of the allied health programs and in 66% of the nursing programs.
The American Aerobics Association suggested taiji be studied for its aerobic capacity, (2) This is impressive considering that taiji is low impact, and can be practiced by a wide variety of people at different health and fitness levels, while having no harmful side effects.
Once the game is introduced, practiced, and refined, we can complete a seven-inning ball game in 30 minutes or less!
We discuss the difficulties of implementing FGC in the United States and suggest that the range of models and variations currently being practiced across the country may be in part evidence of and a response to these difficulties.
Some are justifiably critical of simply "adapting or adjusting (the American model of) the profession in accordance with the conditions and requirements of the society in which it is being practiced" (Osman et al., 1994).