[prak-ti-kuh l] /ˈpræk tɪ kəl/
of or relating to or action:
consisting of, involving, or resulting from practice or action:
a practical application of a rule.
of, relating to, or concerned with ordinary activities, business, or work:
a habitual dreamer, who can’t be bothered with practical affairs.
adapted or designed for actual use; useful:
engaged or experienced in actual practice or work:
a practical politician credited with much legislation.
inclined toward or fitted for actual work or useful activities:
looking for a practical person to fill this position.
mindful of the results, usefulness, advantages or disadvantages, etc., of action or procedure.
being such in practice or effect; virtual:
Her promotion to manager is a practical certainty.
Theater. (def 3).
of, involving, or concerned with experience or actual use; not theoretical
of or concerned with ordinary affairs, work, etc
adapted or adaptable for use
of, involving, or trained by practice
being such for all useful or general purposes; virtual
an examination in the practical skills of a subject: a science practical
early 15c., practicale “of or pertaining to matters of practice; applied,” with -al (1) + earlier practic (adj.) “dealing with practical matters, applied, not merely theoretical” (early 15c.), or practic (n.) “method, practice, use” (late 14c.). In some cases directly from Old French practique (adj.) “fit for action,” earlier pratique (13c.) and Medieval Latin practicalis, from Late Latin practicus “practical, active,” from Greek praktikos “fit for action, fit for business; business-like, practical; active, effective, vigorous,” from praktos “done; to be done,” verbal adjective of prassein, prattein “to do, act, effect, accomplish.”
see: to all intents and (for all practical) purposes
[non-prak-tuh-sing] /nɒnˈpræk tə sɪŋ/ adjective 1. not currently one’s profession, religion, etc.: a nonpracticing physician.
/nɒnˈpræktɪsɪŋ/ adjective 1. of or relating to a person who no longer observes or pursues his or her religious faith
[noun pres-i-duh nt; adjective pri-seed-nt, pres-i-duh nt] /noun ˈprɛs ɪ dənt; adjective prɪˈsid nt, ˈprɛs ɪ dənt/ noun 1. Law. a legal decision or form of proceeding serving as an authoritative rule or pattern in future similar or analogous cases. 2. any act, decision, or case that serves as a guide or justification for subsequent […]
[pres-i-den-shuh l] /ˌprɛs ɪˈdɛn ʃəl/ adjective 1. of the nature of or constituting a . 2. having . /ˌprɛsɪˈdɛnʃəl/ adjective 1. of, involving, or serving as a precedent 2. having precedence