What does Practical mean?

Definitions for Practical
ˈpræk tɪ kəlPrac·ti·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. practicaladjective

    concerned with actual use or practice

    "he is a very practical person"; "the idea had no practical application"; "a practical knowledge of Japanese"; "woodworking is a practical art"

  2. hardheaded, hard-nosed, practical, pragmaticadjective

    guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory

    "a hardheaded appraisal of our position"; "a hard-nosed labor leader"; "completely practical in his approach to business"; "not ideology but pragmatic politics"

  3. virtual(a), practical(a)adjective

    being actually such in almost every respect

    "a practical failure"; "the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin"

  4. practicaladjective

    having or put to a practical purpose or use

    "practical mathematics"; "practical applications of calculus"

Wiktionary

  1. practicalnoun

    that part of an exam or series of exams in which the candidate has to demonstrate their practical ability

  2. practicaladjective

    Based on practice or action rather than theory or hypothesis

    Jack didn't get an engineering degree, but has practical knowledge of metalworking.

  3. practicaladjective

    Being likely to be effective and applicable to a real situation; able to be put to use

    Jack's knowledge has the practical benefit of giving us useful prototype parts.

  4. practicaladjective

    Of a person, having skills or knowledge that are practical

    All in all, Jack's a very practical chap

Webster Dictionary

  1. Practicaladjective

    of or pertaining to practice or action

  2. Practicaladjective

    capable of being turned to use or account; useful, in distinction from ideal or theoretical; as, practical chemistry

  3. Practicaladjective

    evincing practice or skill; capable of applying knowledge to some useful end; as, a practical man; a practical mind

  4. Practicaladjective

    derived from practice; as, practical skill

  5. Etymology: [L. practicus active, Gr. fit for doing or performing, practical, active, fr. to do, work, effect: cf. F. pratique, formerly also practique. Cf. Pragmatic, Practice.]

Editors Contribution

  1. practical

    The act and fact of being accurate, effective, logical and suitable for a specific purpose.

    She is always so practical in her interpretation, design and codification.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 20, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Practical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1323

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Practical' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2296

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Practical' in Adjectives Frequency: #159

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Practical in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Practical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Practical in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Forrest:

    Green hydrogen proves that the world has a clean, practical, implementable way out of global warming.

  2. Kevin Wolf:

    Even though it's not an embargo, because of the hassle sometimes suppliers will treat it as an embargo. It has a practical effect that's greater than the legal effect.

  3. Professor Pezhman Mosleh:

    It is the question of common world. The meaning of this world is not solipsism world, the world of ego, but the world which can be actualize by my consciousness -according to relation of “ego” and caring for another in everyday life. To care for another means one lets go of self-consciousness and self-awareness and relates. We should consider human is constructed directly in term of their own consciousness and not by contrasting that consciousness with a reality independent of them, on the other hand it is constructed separate of his consciousness. So, we should surely consider the relation of human and the world. It seems that what can link these levels is “life-world” which means the idea of releasing human from worldlessness. Life-world as general sphere of individual experience in the world around (including other persons, objects and events) is a real and concrete phenomenon which has root in everyday life for obtaining its living practical purposes and objectively, considered as the basis of knowledge, interests, benefits and common links between humans. In the realm of life-world, transcendence and consciousness link to individual and group relationship and everyday life. For Heidegger consciousness proceeds from understanding, and this understanding is predicated upon our dealings in the world. Consciousness does not belong to the world, but has a practical relationship with it. What is within consciousness is the exact meaning of the word nothing. Consciousness is nothing but an opening to what they are and can only be talked about in this sense. Consciousness is the relationship we experience in praxis. As for a footballer, bodybuilding and fitness is nothing but the relationship he experiences in act, the day of the race and the subsequent races. Therefore, in this meaning, world without consciousness, intersubjectivity relationships -Alfred Schutz calls this quality as we- pure relation- and everyday life is not imaginable. Because of this matter we can't talk about the world without considering the roles of above items. As Husserl articulated the life-world can be said to include the world of science and action can’t be without world. We should consider that thought itself arises out of incidents of living experience and must remain bound to them as the only guideposts by which to take its bearings. The artist who continually experiment the possibility of thinking and experience The new, respond to what addressed itself to him, because the new cannot be preconceived. On the other hand The new emerges through process as a shudder that presents itself to us. Even Architecture is not separate from these issues as the communicative. A part of Professor Pezhman Mosleh speech, “Music, Anti-war, a way to Discourse”, Istanbul 2016

  4. Deborah Meyer:

    Financial Empowerment's easy to get swept up in the emotions of the pregnancy and ignore practical matters, financial Empowerment's never too soon to begin financially planning for a new baby.

  5. William Pinkney:

    The self-evident truths announced in the Declaration of Independence are not truths at all, if taken literally; and the practical conclusions contained in the same passage of that Declaration prove that they were never designed to be so received.

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