HyperDic: practical

English > 4 senses of the word practical:
ADJECTIVEallpracticalconcerned with actual use or practice
allpractical, hardheaded, hard-nosed, pragmaticguided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
allpractical, virtualbeing actually such in almost every respect
allpracticalhaving or put to a practical purpose or use
practical > pronunciation
Soundsprae'ktahkahl; prae'ktihkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > practical: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningconcerned with actual use or practice.
Examples
  • "he is a very practical person"
  • "the idea had no practical application"
  • "a practical knowledge of Japanese"
  • "woodworking is a practical art"
Attribute ofpracticalityconcerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities
Narrowerapplicative, applicatoryreadily applicable or practical
functionaldesigned for or adapted to a function or use
interoperableable to exchange and use information
matter-of-fact, pragmatic, pragmaticalconcerned with practical matters
operable, practicableUsable for a specific purpose
serviceableIntended or able to serve a purpose without elaboration
unimaginativeDealing only with concrete facts
workingAdequate for practical use
See alsoconcretecapable of being perceived by the senses
possiblecapable of happening / happening or existing
realisticAware or expressing awareness of things as they really are
serviceableReady for service or able to give long service
Oppositeimpracticalnot practical
Spanishpráctica, práctico
Catalanpràctic
Nounspracticalityconcerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities
practicea customary way / way of operation or behavior
Adverbspracticallyin a practical manner
English > practical: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningGuided by practical experience and observation rather than theory.
Example "completely practical in his approach to business"
Synonymshardheaded, hard-nosed, pragmatic
BroaderrealisticAware or expressing awareness of things as they really are
Spanishpráctico, pragmático
Nounspracticalityconcerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities
practicea customary way / way of operation or behavior
English > practical: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningactually such in almost every respect.
Example"a practical failure"
Synonymvirtual
BroaderrealisticAware or expressing awareness of things as they really are
Spanishvirtual
Catalanvirtual
English > practical: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHaving or put to a practical purpose or use.
Examples
  • "practical mathematics"
  • "practical applications of calculus"
Broaderappliedconcerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles

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