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Related to practically: haphazardly, unduly, thereafter

prac·ti·cal·ly

 (prăk′tĭk-lē)
adv.
1. All but; nearly; almost: He had practically finished his meal when I arrived.
2. In a way that is practical: We planned the room practically for use as a study as well as a den.

practically

(ˈpræktɪkəlɪ; -klɪ)
adv
1. virtually; almost: it has rained practically every day.
2. in actuality rather than in theory: what can we do practically to help?.

prac•ti•cal•ly

(ˈpræk tɪk li)

adv.
1. in a practical manner: to think practically.
2. from a practical point of view.
3. almost; nearly; virtually: Their provisions were practically gone.
[1615–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.practically - 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.practically - 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.practically - (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"

practically

adverb
1. almost, nearly, close to, essentially, virtually, basically, fundamentally, all but, just about, in effect, very nearly, to all intents and purposes, well-nigh He'd known the old man practically all his life.
2. sensibly, reasonably, matter-of-factly, realistically, rationally, pragmatically, with common sense, unsentimentally `Let me help you to bed,' Helen said, practically.
3. empirically, in the field, experimentally, experientially more practically based learning
Translations
تَقْريباعَمَلِيَّاعمَلِيَّا
praktickyve skutečnosti
i virkelighedennæstenpraktisk talt
käytännössä
praktično
úgyszólván
í reyndnæstum
実際に
사실상
skoraj
praktiskt taget
อย่างเหมาะสมที่จะปฏิบัติ
gần như toàn bộ

practically

[ˈpræktɪklɪ] ADV
1. (= almost) → casi, prácticamente
practically everybodycasi todos, prácticamente todos
the town was practically desertedel pueblo estaba casi or prácticamente desierto
there has been practically no rainapenas ha llovido, casi no ha llovido
you've eaten practically nothingapenas has comido, casi no has comido
it practically killed mepor poco me mata, casi me mata
this disease has been practically eliminatedesta enfermedad ha sido erradicada casi completamente
2. (= sensibly) → con sentido práctico
"how can we pay for it?" Bertha asked practically-¿cómo vamos a pagarlo? -preguntó Bertha con sentido práctico
3. (= in practical terms) we are interested in how this might be used practicallynos interesa saber cómo se podría usar en la práctica, estamos interesados en las aplicaciones prácticas de esto
what this means practically is unclearse desconocen las ramificaciones prácticas de estose desconoce lo que esto supondría en la práctica
the work this term is more practically basedel trabajo de este trimestre es más práctico
practically speakingen la práctica

practically

[ˈpræktɪkəli] adv
(= almost) → pratiquement
It's practically impossible → C'est pratiquement impossible.
(as opposed to theoretically) practically based → axé sur la pratique
The course is more practically based than the Masters degree → Ce cours est plus axé sur la pratique que le mastère.
to be practically minded → avoir l'esprit pratique
(= in a practical way) → sur le plan pratiquepractical nurse n (US)aide-soignant(e) m/f

practically

adv (all senses) → praktisch; practically speakingkonkret gesagt; practically mindedpraktisch veranlagt

practically

[ˈpræktɪklɪ] adv
a. (almost) → praticamente, quasi
b. practically based (education, training) → basato/a sulla pratica

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.

practically

عَمَلِيَّا prakticky praktisk talt praktisch πρακτικά prácticamente käytännössä pratiquement praktično praticamente 実際に 사실상 praktisch praktisk talt praktycznie praticamente практически praktiskt taget อย่างเหมาะสมที่จะปฏิบัติ pratik olarak gần như toàn bộ 实际上
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The business was practically settled from the moment I never followed him.
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It was admitted that the medal contestants had practically narrowed down to three--Gilbert Blythe, Anne Shirley, and Lewis Wilson; the Avery scholarship was more doubtful, any one of a certain six being a possible winner.
So great was the love of the people of Helium for the mate of John Carter it amounted practically to worship, as though she were indeed the goddess that she looked.
My readings had taught me that it was practically unknown outside of Asia, and that, so late as the twentieth century, at least, there had been no savage beasts outside captivity in England.
The breakfast over, and with practically no attention given to the house, the whole family would, as a general thing, proceed to the cotton-field.
The finding of the telegraph-instrument practically assured me that David Innes had driven Perry's iron mole back through the earth's crust to the buried world of Pellucidar; but what adventures had befallen him since his return?