Definitions for practicality

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

prac•ti•calˈpræk tɪ kəl(adj.)

  1. pertaining to or concerned with practice or action:

    practical mathematics.

  2. consisting of, involving, or resulting from practice or action:

    a practical application of a rule.

  3. adapted or suited for actual use; useful or utilitarian:

    practical instructions; a practical vinyl floor.

  4. inclined toward or fitted for action or useful activities.

  5. mindful of the results, usefulness, etc., of action or procedure; sensible.

  6. of or concerned with ordinary activities or work:

    practical affairs.

  7. engaged or experienced in actual practice or work:

    a practical politician.

  8. matter-of-fact; prosaic.

  9. being such in practice or effect:

    a practical certainty.

  10. (of a stage property) constructed for use as a real object; practicable:

    practical water faucets.

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Origin of practical:

1375–1425; late ME practik practical < L prācticus < Gk prāktikós



Princeton's WordNet

  1. practicality(noun)

    concerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. practicality(noun)ˌæktɪkˈæləti

    the quality of being appropriate and sensible

    the practicality of having a small car in the city

  2. practicalityˌæktɪkˈæləti

    the quality of thinking sensibly

    We counted on her practicality.


  1. practicality(Noun)

    The state of being practical or feasible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Practicality(noun)

    the quality or state of being practical; practicalness

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