What does practical mean?

Definitions for practical
ˈpræk tɪ kəlprac·ti·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. practical(adj)

    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, pragmatic(adj)

    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)(adj)

    being actually such in almost every respect

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

  4. practical(adj)

    having or put to a practical purpose or use

    "practical mathematics"; "practical applications of calculus"

Wiktionary

  1. practical(Noun)

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

  2. practical(Adjective)

    Based on practice or action rather than theory or hypothesis

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

  3. practical(Adjective)

    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. practical(Adjective)

    Of a person, having skills or knowledge that are practical

    All in all, Jack's a very practical chap

Webster Dictionary

  1. Practical(adj)

    of or pertaining to practice or action

    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.]

  2. Practical(adj)

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

    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.]

  3. Practical(adj)

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

    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.]

  4. Practical(adj)

    derived from practice; as, practical skill

    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. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    But I think the issue right now is -- it's a practical question. It's not an ideological question. It's not a political question. It's a practical question -- do they keep the agreement?

  2. Richard Feynman:

    Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.

  3. Donald Tusk:

    I have received an oral report from the evaluation committee with the conclusion that there has not been sufficient progress in Budapest. Therefore I will not propose to vote or even discuss Fidesz, we will continue the suspension as long as the situation is as it is... I don't intend to start my presidency by revolution or large divisions, but I won't compromise about values. How can one even do that? We must find a practical solution.

  4. David A Mascio:

    We try to apply the academic rigor in finance to the practical application of managing money within our strategies.

  5. Jerry Zigmont:

    There’s no file system built into an iPad so it’s not practical to talk about that as a laptop replacement.

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