Definitions for practical
ˈpræk tɪ kəlprac·ti·cal
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word practical.
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"
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"
being actually such in almost every respect
"a practical failure"; "the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin"
having or put to a practical purpose or use
"practical mathematics"; "practical applications of calculus"
that part of an exam or series of exams in which the candidate has to demonstrate their practical ability
Based on practice or action rather than theory or hypothesis
Jack didn't get an engineering degree, but has practical knowledge of metalworking.
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.
Of a person, having skills or knowledge that are practical
All in all, Jack's a very practical chap
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Relating to action; not merely speculative.
Etymology: practicus, Lat. pratique, Fr. from practice.
The image of God was no less resplendent in man’s practical understanding; namely, that storehouse of the soul, in which are treasured up the rules of action and the seeds of morality. Robert South, Sermons.
Religion comprehends the knowledge of its principles, and a suitable life and practice; the first, being speculative, may be called knowledge; and the latter, because ’tis practical, wisdom. John Tillotson, Sermons.
of or pertaining to practice or action
capable of being turned to use or account; useful, in distinction from ideal or theoretical; as, practical chemistry
evincing practice or skill; capable of applying knowledge to some useful end; as, a practical man; a practical mind
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.]
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
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Rank popularity for the word 'practical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1323
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Rank popularity for the word 'practical' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2296
Rank popularity for the word 'practical' in Adjectives Frequency: #159
The numerical value of practical in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of practical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Overall, it is the right direction but there are many practical difficulties, there may well be legal challenges if there is disagreement as to whether an outcome has actually been achieved.
I had my dreams, and even though everyone told me that they weren't practical, I knew in my heart that this is what I had to do. Even if it ended up being a failure, I had to make the attempt.
No one can deny that much of our modern advertising is essentially dishonest; and it can be maintained that to lie freely and all the time for private profit is not to abuse the right of free speech, whether it is a violation of the law or not. But again the practical question is, how much lying for private profit is to be permitted by law?
The greatest intellectual achievement of men should be not only in understanding the importance of the reason, but to consciously and boldly overthrow it as and when the welfare of others’ warrants it. Why should anybody think about others welfare? This is because the reason’s practical worth is only with respect to others. Instinct is often enough to take care of an individual, but the reason is necessary to meet the societal requirements and also to derive benefits from it.
United Airlines can not return the unvaccinated pilots to the cockpit because — aside from the various practical problems with testing and masking — we would face serious and widespread objections from the vaccinated pilots, in fact the objections among our vaccinated pilots are so strongly held that many of them would simply refuse to fly with the accommodated pilots. The distractions and dissension this would cause in the workforce represent an unacceptable safety risk.
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- pràcticCatalan, Valencian
- práctico, prácticaSpanish
- käytännön-, käytännöllinen, käytännönläheinenFinnish
- מעשי, בר-ישום, ישיםHebrew
- 実践的な, 経験豊かな, 実務経験のある, 実用的なJapanese
- praktiskNorwegian Nynorsk
- практи́ческий, практический, практичныйRussian
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