[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
1809, from practical + -ity. Related: Practicalities.
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
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[prak-tik-lee] /ˈpræk tɪk li/ adverb 1. in effect; virtually: It is practically useless to protest. 2. in a manner: to think practically. 3. from a point of view: Practically speaking, the plan is not very promising. 4. almost; nearly: Their provisions were practically gone. /ˈpræktɪkəlɪ; -klɪ/ adverb 1. virtually; almost: it has rained practically every […]
[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. a person who has not graduated from an accredited school of nursing but whose vocation is caring for the sick. practical nurse prac·ti·cal nurse (prāk’tĭ-kəl) n.