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. H.L. Mencken:

    The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace in a continual state of alarm (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing them with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

  2. Yair Lapid:

    I know this, because Yair Lapid said this :' The Arabic tongue and the Hebrew tongue will be equal in their rights and legal validity.' This statement is not a political statement, it's a practical statement.

  3. Mona Hanna-Attisha:

    A lot of what we do in pediatrics is reassurance, we try to reassure (parents) that not every kid is going to have every problem, but we also try to give them practical things that they can do now. There is no pill for lead. There is no antidote for lead. But there are things we can do to mitigate this exposure.

  4. Margaret Hilda Thatcher:

    I have a habit of comparing the phraseology of communiqus, one with another across the years, and noting a certain similarity of words, a certain similarity of optimism in the reports which followed the summit meetings and a certain similarity in the lack of practical results during the ensuing years.

  5. Lisa Murkowski:

    It is important for us around here to make sure that we don't distract from those pragmatic, practical solutions. That we don't amp the rhetoric up so high that we can't get ourselves to a place where we can work cooperatively, collaboratively, to get to these solutions.

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