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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.practicality - concerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities
usefulness, utility - the quality of being of practical use
functionality - capable of serving a purpose well; "software with greater functionality"
viability - capable of being done in a practical and useful way
sensibleness - the quality of showing good sense or practical judgment
realism, pragmatism - the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
impracticality - concerned with theoretical possibilities rather than actual use

practicality

noun
1. feasibility, value, use, possibility, utility, viability, usefulness, practicability, workability the practicality of the suggestion
2. common sense, sense, realism, pragmatism, matter-of-factness Mr Calder showed commendable practicality in his attitude.
3. functionalism, utility, usefulness, functionality, serviceability The furniture managed to combine practicality with elegance.
4. practical details, mechanics, nuts and bolts (informal), nitty gritty (informal) the cost and practicality of the system
Translations
قُدْرَة على التَّعامُل مع الأمور
praktičnost
faktisk omstændighed
gyakorlati ság
hagsÿni; hagkvæmni; framkvæmdaratriîi
pratiklikuygulanabilme

practicality

[ˌpræktɪˈkælɪtɪ] N [of design, model] → utilidad f; [of scheme, project] → lo factible; [of person] → sentido m práctico
practicalitiesdetalles mpl prácticos

practicality

[ˌpræktɪˈkælɪti]
n
[plan] → aspect m pratique
[person] → sens m pratique practicalities
npldétails mpl pratiquespractical joke nfarce f
to play a practical joke on sb → faire une farce à qnpractical joker nfarceur/euse m/f

practicality

n
no pl (of person)praktische Veranlagung
no pl (of scheme etc)Durchführbarkeit f; your solution shows/lacks practicalityIhre Lösung ist praxisnah/praxisfremd
(= practical detail)praktisches Detail

practicality

[ˌpræktɪˈkælɪtɪ] n (of person) → senso pratico; (of scheme, idea) → aspetto pratico
practicalities → dettagli mpl pratici

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.
References in classic literature ?
I recall as it were but yesterday the night of that momentous occasion upon which we were to test the practicality of that wondrous invention.
O'Brien felt an insane universe crashing about his ears; but the doctor sprang forward with impetuous practicality and pushed back the wet white hair.
I may be mistaken, but I fancy I find clearer views, more, so to say, criticism, more practicality .
Wessex Garages has created a series of YouTube films to show people the practicality of using a Nissan Leaf after a survey revealed 69% of drivers wouldn't consider an electric vehicle.
From look and feel to practicality and reusability, packaging can make a huge difference to both the attractiveness and the longevity of a product, particularly in the food and drink industry.
30, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Drivers in the market for a new car often view practicality and personality as mutually exclusive qualities.
Judges on FHM's panel were impressed by the hot Octavia's interior space, family-friendly practicality, impressive performance and striking style.
The stability and security of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake during strong crosswinds and abrupt lane changes earned particular praise, as did its performance, refinement, cabin execution and overall practicality.
A judging panel comprising used car market and vehicle valuation experts at CAP awarded points for affordability and practicality of ownership, trusted reputation, retail popularity and innovative impact on the motor industry.
Judging panel chairman Mark Bulmer summed up the Qashqai's ongoing success as a used car, saying: "It is a great all-rounder that is perfect for its purpose, delivering on style as well as practicality for the motorist and providing a great retail proposition for dealers.
Judging panel chairman Mark Bulmer summed up the Qashqai's ongoing success as a used car, saying: "It is perfect for its purpose, delivering on style as well as practicality for the motorist and providing a great retail proposition for used car dealers.