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Meaning of PRACTICAL

Pronunciation:  'praktikul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having or put to a practical purpose or use; "practical mathematics"; "practical applications of calculus"
  2. [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"
  3. [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"

PRACTICAL is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: applicable, applicative, applicatory, applied, functional, hardheaded, hard-nosed, interoperable, matter-of-fact, operable, practicable, pragmatic, pragmatical, serviceable, unimaginative, useful, working
 Antonyms: impractical
 See Also: concrete, possible, realistic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Prac"ti*cal\, a. [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}.]
1. Of or pertaining to practice or action.

2. Capable of being turned to use or account; useful, in
   distinction from {ideal} or {theoretical}; as, practical
   chemistry. ``Man's practical understanding.'' --South.
   ``For all practical purposes.'' --Macaulay.

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

4. Derived from practice; as, practical skill.

{Practical joke}, a joke put in practice; a joke the fun of
   which consists in something done, in distinction from
   something said; esp., a trick played upon a person.

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