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

    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. Practicaladjective

    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. Practicaladjective

    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. Practicaladjective

    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. J.P. McEvoy:

    Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming.

  2. Charlene Senn:

    What this means in practical terms is that enrolling 22 women in the ... resistance program would prevent one additional rape from occurring.

  3. Ric Spooner:

    Certainly ($50) is a psychological barrier. There is a momentum, people will try and push it up over that, (From a) practical point of view will there or will there not be a sustainable increase above $50? At the $50-$55 range there has got to be a good chance of seeing the peak.

  4. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Spirituality does not encourage idleness, but you must be more practical than those who are not spiritual.

  5. Bertrand Russell:

    The practical objection to Puritanism, as to every form of fanaticism, is that it singles out certain evils as so much worse than others that they must be suppressed at all costs. The fanatic fails to recognise that the suppression of a real evil, if carried out too drastically, produces other evils which are even greater.

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