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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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Ned was engaged in putting the financial affairs of the Swift Company in shape, so they would practically run themselves during his ab- sence.
The lumber was practically valueless for export to other settlements across the mountain roads, which were equally rich in timber.
The awkward thing was that they had practically no other relations and that his own affairs took up all his time.
I care not to perform this part of my task methodically; but shall be content to produce the desired impression by separate citations of items, practically or reliably known to me as a whaleman; and from these citations, I take it --the conclusion aimed at will naturally follow of itself.
There would be no use in interfering; there is no law that amounts to anything practically, for such a case.
But, to speak practically and as a citizen, unlike those who call themselves no-government men, I ask for, not at one no government, but at once a better government.
They won't do that,' he replied: 'if they did, you must have me removed secretly; and if you neglect it you shall prove, practically, that the dead are not annihilated
As she applied herself to set the tea-things, Joe peeped down at me over his leg, as if he were mentally casting me and himself up, and calculating what kind of pair we practically should make, under the grievous circumstances foreshadowed.
You sent for Smilash, and I have responded by practically annihilating him.
Well, the fireman in question, who had gone to make a round of inspection in the cellars and who, it seems, had ventured a little farther than usual, suddenly reappeared on the stage, pale, scared, trembling, with his eyes starting out of his head, and practically fainted in the arms of the proud mother of little Jammes.
This was practically the sum total of Bell's invention, and remains to-day as he made it.
At the same time, the candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government, upon vital questions affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in ordinary litigation between parties in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.