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Definitions for practically
ˈpræk tɪk liprac·ti·cal·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. practicallyadverb

    almost; nearly

    "practically the first thing I saw when I got off the train"; "he was practically the only guest at the party"; "there was practically no garden at all"

  2. practicallyadverb

    in a practical manner

    "practically orientated institutions such as business schools"; "a brilliant man but so practically inept that he needed help to cross the road safely"

  3. much, practicallyadverb

    (degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical purposes but not completely

    "much the same thing happened every time"; "practically everything in Hinduism is the manifestation of a god"


  1. Practicallyadverb


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Practicallyadverb

    Etymology: from practical.

    I honour her, having practically found her among the better sort of trees. James Howell, Vocal Forest.


  1. practically

    Practically is an adverb that mainly has three uses: 1. It is utilized to express that something is almost true or is virtually the case, although not entirely. For example, "They are practically a married couple." 2. It also serves to convey useful and realistic approaches, rather than theoretical ones. For instance, saying "I am practically minded" means that the person prefers a practical, realistic approach to dealing with matters or problems. 3. Another use of 'practically' is to emphasize the scale or significance of something - this usage often shows a sense of surprise or unexpectedness. For example, "Practically everyone in the class passed the exam."

Webster Dictionary

  1. Practicallyadverb

    in a practical way; not theoretically; really; as, to look at things practically; practically worthless

  2. Practicallyadverb

    by means of practice or use; by experience or experiment; as, practically wise or skillful; practically acquainted with a subject

  3. Practicallyadverb

    in practice or use; as, a medicine practically safe; theoretically wrong, but practically right

  4. Practicallyadverb


British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'practically' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4024

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'practically' in Adverbs Frequency: #361

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of practically in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of practically in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of practically in a Sentence

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    Republicans' governors like Scott Walker have made their names stomping on workers' rights, and practically all the Republican candidates hope to do the same as President.

  2. Marc Furrer:

    Swisscom has practically a monopoly in 'fiber to the home', movement will come into the market only with infrastructure competition.

  3. Nicholas Smith:

    They were practically giving steel stocks away a week ago and the snap back has been tremendous, steel was on fire yesterday, and to see it gain a bit more today, is incredible.

  4. Mitch McConnell:

    Former President Trump's actions preceding the riot were a disgraceful dereliction of duty, there is no question that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of that day.

  5. Peter Hotez:

    What that means, practically speaking, is that Covid-19 could be the single leading cause of death in the United States on a daily basis.

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