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noun general practice pronunciation in British English
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singulargeneral practice
pluralgeneral practices
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  1. [uncountable] the work of a doctor who treats people for a wide range of medical problems, rather than concentrating on a specific type of medical problem

    After medical school, he wants to go into general practice.

    1. b.
      [countable] the place or organization where a doctor or lawyer in general practice works

      Dr Macpherson runs a general practice with his wife in Glasgow.

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