[prak-tik] /ˈpræk tɪk/
late 14c., “a way of doing something, method; practice, custom, usage;” also “an applied science;” from Old French practique “practice, usage” (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin practica “practice, practical knowledge,” ultimately from Greek praktike “practical” (as opposed to “theoretical;” see practical). From early 15c. as “practical aspect or application of something; practice as opposed to theory;” also, “knowledge of the practical aspect of something, practical experience.”
[prak-ti-kuh-buh l] /ˈpræk tɪ kə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being done, effected, or put into , with the available means; feasible: a practicable solution. 2. capable of being used: a practicable gift. 3. Theater. (of a stage property or part of a set) designed or constructed for actual use; a practicable window; practicable water […]
[prak-ti-kuh l] /ˈpræk tɪ kəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to or action: practical mathematics. 2. consisting of, involving, or resulting from practice or action: a practical application of a rule. 3. of, relating to, or concerned with ordinary activities, business, or work: a habitual dreamer, who can’t be bothered with practical affairs. 4. adapted […]
noun 1. an art or craft, as woodworking or needlework, that serves a utilitarian purpose.
noun 1. (in Kantian ethics) the dictum that one should treat oneself and all humanity as an end and never as a means.