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prac·ti·cal

 (prăk′tĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, governed by, or acquired through practice or action, rather than theory or speculation: gained practical experience of sailing as a deck hand.
2. Manifested in or involving practice: practical applications of calculus.
3. Capable of or suitable to being used or put into effect; useful: practical knowledge of Japanese. See Usage Note at practicable.
4. Concerned with the production or operation of something useful: Woodworking is a practical art.
5. Having or showing good judgment; sensible: If we're practical, we can do the job quickly.
6. Being actually so in almost every respect; virtual: The snowstorm was a practical disaster.

[Middle English practicale, from Medieval Latin prācticālis, from prāctica, practice; see practicable.]

prac′ti·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē), prac′ti·cal·ness n.

practical

(ˈpræktɪkəl)
adj
1. of, involving, or concerned with experience or actual use; not theoretical
2. of or concerned with ordinary affairs, work, etc
3. adapted or adaptable for use
4. of, involving, or trained by practice
5. being such for all useful or general purposes; virtual
n
(Education) an examination in the practical skills of a subject: a science practical.
[C17: from earlier practic, from French pratique, via Late Latin from Greek praktikos, from prassein to experience, negotiate, perform]
ˌpractiˈcality, ˈpracticalness n
Usage: A distinction is usually made between practical and practicable. Practical refers to a person, idea, project, etc, as being more concerned with or relevant to practice than theory: he is a very practical person; the idea had no practical application. Practicable refers to a project or idea as being capable of being done or put into effect: the plan was expensive, yet practicable

prac•ti•cal

(ˈpræk tɪ kəl)

adj.
1. pertaining to or concerned with practice or action: practical mathematics.
2. consisting of, involving, or resulting from practice or action: a practical application of a rule.
3. adapted or suited for actual use; useful or utilitarian: practical instructions; a practical vinyl floor.
4. inclined toward or fitted for action or useful activities.
5. mindful of the results, usefulness, etc., of action or procedure; sensible.
6. of or concerned with ordinary activities or work: practical affairs.
7. engaged or experienced in actual practice or work: a practical politician.
8. matter-of-fact; prosaic.
9. being such in practice or effect: a practical certainty.
10. (of a stage property) constructed for use as a real object; practicable: practical water faucets.
[1375–1425; late Middle English practik practical < Latin prācticus < Greek prāktikós]
prac`ti•cal′i•ty, prac′ti•cal•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.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"
concrete - capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary; "concrete objects such as trees"
possible - capable of happening or existing; "a breakthrough may be possible next year"; "anything is possible"; "warned of possible consequences"
realistic - aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are; "a realistic description"; "a realistic view of the possibilities"; "a realistic appraisal of our chances"; "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"
serviceable - ready for service or able to give long service; "serviceable equipment"; "heavy serviceable fabrics"
impractical - not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters; "refloating the ship proved impractical because of the expense"; "he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work"; "an impractical solution"
2.practical - 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"
realistic - aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are; "a realistic description"; "a realistic view of the possibilities"; "a realistic appraisal of our chances"; "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"
3.practical - being actually such in almost every respect; "a practical failure"; "the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin"
realistic - aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are; "a realistic description"; "a realistic view of the possibilities"; "a realistic appraisal of our chances"; "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"
4.practical - having or put to a practical purpose or use; "practical mathematics"; "practical applications of calculus"
applied - concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles; "applied physics"; "applied psychology"; "technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"- Sidney Hook

practical

adjective
1. functional, efficient, realistic, pragmatic practical suggestions on how to improve your diet
functional unrealistic, inefficient, impractical, impracticable
2. empirical, real, applied, actual, hands-on, in the field, experimental, factual theories based on practical knowledge
empirical theoretical, speculative, unpractical
3. sensible, ordinary, realistic, down-to-earth, mundane, matter-of-fact, no-nonsense, businesslike, hard-headed, workaday She is always so practical and full of common sense.
sensible unrealistic, impractical
4. feasible, possible, sound, viable, constructive, workable, practicable, doable We do not yet have any practical way to prevent cancer.
feasible impossible, useless, impractical, unworkable, unsound, unpractical
5. useful, ordinary, appropriate, sensible, everyday, functional, utilitarian, serviceable clothes which are practical as well as stylish
6. skilled, working, seasoned, trained, experienced, qualified, veteran, efficient, accomplished, proficient people with practical experience of running businesses
skilled inexperienced, inefficient, unskilled, unqualified, untrained, unaccomplished
Usage: A distinction is usually made between practical and practicable. Practical refers to a person, idea, project, etc., as being more concerned with or relevant to practice than theory: he is a very practical person; the idea had no practical application. Practicable refers to a project or idea as being capable of being done or put into effect: the plan was expensive, yet practicable.

practical

adjective
1. Resulting from experience or practice:
2. Serving or capable of serving a useful purpose:
3. Having or indicating an awareness of things as they really are:
4. Involved in the essential nature of something but not shown or developed:
Translations
عَمَليعَمَلِيّفَعّال، مُفيدقادِر على التَّعامُل مع الأمور
praktickýužitečný
praktiskfornuftig
käytännöllinen
praktičan
praktis
framkvæmdar-hagnÿtursem er séîur, sem hefur verksvit
実務経験のある実用的な実践的な実際的な経験豊かな
실용적인
praktinio pobūdžiopraktiškaipraktiškumas
efektīvslietderīgslietišķslietojamspraktisks
praktičensmotrnuporaben
praktisk
เหมาะสมที่จะปฏิบัติ
pratikuygulamalıyararlıbeceriklielinden iş gelir
thực tế

practical

[ˈpræktɪkəl]
A. ADJ
1. (= not theoretical) → práctico
the practical applications of this researchlas aplicaciones prácticas de estas investigaciones
I did better in the written exam than in the practical testla prueba escrita me salió mejor que la práctica
for all practical purposesa efectos prácticos
in practical termsen términos prácticos
to put one's knowledge to practical usehacer uso de or poner en práctica sus conocimientos
the information was of no practical usela información no tenía ninguna utilidad práctica
2. (= sensible) [person] → práctico
let's be practical (about this)seamos prácticos (con respecto a esto)
3. (= feasible) → factible
what's the most practical way of doing this?¿cuál es la forma más factible de hacer esto?
4. (= useful, functional) [clothing, suggestion, guide] → práctico
shoes which are both practical and stylishzapatos mpl que son prácticos y a la vez tienen estilo
his clothes weren't very practical for wet weathersu ropa no era muy práctica or apropiada or adecuada para la lluvia
5. (= virtual)
it's a practical certaintyes casi seguro
B. N (Scol, Univ) (= exam) → examen m práctico; (= lesson) → práctica f
C. CPD practical joke Nbroma f
to play a practical joke on sbgastar una broma a algn
practical joker Nbromista mf
practical nurse N (US) → enfermero/a m/f práctica or sin título

practical

[ˈpræktɪkəl]
adj
(= not theoretical) [suggestion, advice, experience, guidebook, application] → pratique
a practical suggestion → un conseil pratique
[person, mind, common sense] → pratique
to be practical (= realistic) [person] → avoir du sens pratique
Let's be practical → Soyons pratiques.
to be practical (= good with one's hands) → avoir du sens pratique
He's very practical → Il a beaucoup de sens pratique.
I'm not at all practical → Je n'ai aucun sens pratique.
(= viable) [idea, method] → réalisable
it wouldn't be practical to do sth → ce ne serait pas réalisable de faire qch
to become practical → devenir réalisable
(= functional) [clothes, car] → pratique
Uniforms should be cheap and practical → Les uniformes doivent être pratiques et bon marché.
(= virtual) to be a practical certainty → être pratiquement certain
n (= exam) → épreuve f pratique (= lesson) → travaux mpl pratiques

practical

adj
praktisch; personpraktisch (veranlagt); to have a practical mindpraktisch denken; his ideas have no practical applicationseine Ideen sind nicht praxisnah or sind praktisch nicht anwendbar; for (all) practical purposesin der Praxis; to be of no practical useohne (jeden) praktischen Nutzen sein
(= handy)praktisch; they are both very practical about the housesie sind beide sehr geschickt or praktisch in allem, was in einem Haus anfällt
(= virtual) it was a practical certaintyes war praktisch eine Gewissheit

practical

:
practical joke
nStreich m
practical joker
nWitzbold m (inf)

practical

[ˈpræktɪkl] adj (gen) → pratico/a
for all practical purposes → in pratica, agli effetti pratici
he's very practical → è un tipo molto pratico

practical

(ˈprӕktikəl) adjective
1. concerned with the doing of something. practical difficulties; His knowledge is practical rather than theoretical.
2. (of a thing, idea etc) useful; effective. You must try to find a practical answer to the problem.
3. (negative unpractical) (of a person) able to do or deal with things well or efficiently. He can look after himself – he's a very practical child.
ˌpractiˈcality (ˈkӕ-) noun
ˈpractically adverb
1. almost. The room was practically full.
2. in a practical way. Practically, it's more difficult than you think.
practical joke
a usually irritating joke consisting of an action done to someone, rather than a story told. He nailed my chair to the floor as a practical joke.

practical

عَمَلِيّ praktický praktisk praktisch πρακτικός práctico käytännöllinen pratique praktičan pratico 実際的な 실용적인 praktisch praktisk praktyczny prático практический praktisk เหมาะสมที่จะปฏิบัติ pratik thực tế 实际的

practical

a. practico-a, funcional, efectivo-a.
References in classic literature ?
By-and-by, when you've got a name, you can afford to digress, and have philosophical and metaphysical people in your novels," said Amy, who took a strictly practical view of the subject.
Her older sister, Margaret, was matronly and dignified, probably from having assumed matronly and housewifely responsibilities too early in life, their mother having died when they were quite young, Margaret was not effusive; she was practical.
The imagery of the Indian, both in his poetry and in his oratory, is oriental; chastened, and perhaps improved, by the limited range of his practical knowledge.
Happily, their father, completely absorbed in a practical, scientific, and approving contemplation of the topography and material resources of the scene of his future labors, had no time to notice their defection.
In almost every generation, nevertheless, there happened to be some one descendant of the family gifted with a portion of the hard, keen sense, and practical energy, that had so remarkably distinguished the original founder.
They seemed to have flung away all the golden grain of practical wisdom, which they had enjoyed so many opportunities of harvesting, and most carefully to have stored their memory with the husks.
There was something extremely provoking, in this obstinately pacific system; it left Brom no alternative but to draw upon the funds of rustic waggery in his disposition, and to play off boorish practical jokes upon his rival.
That reminder had as little effect on my practical certitude as I was conscious--still even without looking-- of its having upon the character and attitude of our visitor.
How now in the contemplative evening of his days, the pious Bildad reconciled these things in the reminiscence, I do not know; but it did not seem to concern him much, and very probably he had long since come to the sage and sensible conclusion that a man's religion is one thing, and this practical world quite another.
As such a man, however, was not of much practical use in the ship, especially as he refused to work except when he pleased, the incredulous captain would fain have been rid of him; but apprised that that individual's intention was to land him in the first convenient port, the archangel forthwith opened all his seals and vials -- devoting the ship and all hands to unconditional perdition, in case this intention was carried out.
A very few days of practical experience in this land of high wages had been sufficient to make clear to them the cruel fact that it was also a land of high prices, and that in it the poor man was almost as poor as in any other corner of the earth; and so there vanished in a night all the wonderful dreams of wealth that had been haunting Jurgis.
To that natural magnanimity and generosity of mind which one often marks as characteristic of the women of Kentucky, she added high moral and religious sensibility and principle, carried out with great energy and ability into practical results.

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