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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 may be mistaken, but I fancy I find clearer views, more, so to say, criticism, more practicality .
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.
These vehicles combine the proportions and practicality of a hatchback with a higher ride height and more rugged looks often associated with an SUV.
The Arteon 2.0 TDI 150ps Elegance DSG was judged the best overall vehicle in tests for towing, practicality, everyday driving, buying and owning.
As a concept phone, the practicality of the smartphone remains to be seen in the modern age of excessive wear and tear.
Librarians working in North America and the UK consider librarianship as a practical profession, in terms of Melvil DeweyAEs emphasis on practicality and contemporary ideologies of the industrial economy, and debates about the introduction of information technology to libraries in the 1960s and 1970s; rethinking professional practices like information literacy, information technology, workers and patrons with disabilities, and indigenous information literacy; theory and practicality in library science education, including archival education; and assumptions about critical librarianship as a community, including associations with academia, the place of empiricism and quantitative methods, zine librarianship, and how critical librarianship is an emancipatory project.
Jerome Secillano said that aside from being brief for practicality's sake, homilies should not lose its relevance and substance of sharing the Gospel with the faithful.
THE economic practicality in watching terror suspects surely is not the issue here, the real issue is that the known terror suspects should not be walking our streets.
Its strongest card is practicality and the seats can be folded flat to give a long and useful load bay.
What it offers above all else is practicality and an impressive amount of space in what is, to all intents and purposes, a pretty small package.
At PS40,580 the Coupe is the newest addition to the GLC model range and combines SUV practicality with Coupestyle looks.