practical

practical
[[t]præ̱ktɪk(ə)l[/t]]
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practicals
1) ADJ: usu ADJ n The practical aspects of something involve real situations and events, rather than just ideas and theories.

We can offer you practical suggestions on how to increase the fibre in your daily diet...

This practical guidebook teaches you about relaxation, coping skills, and time management.

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2) ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ You describe people as practical when they make sensible decisions and deal effectively with problems.

You were always so practical, Maria...

How could she be so practical when he'd just told her something so shattering?...

He lacked any of the practical common sense essential in management.

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3) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n Practical ideas and methods are likely to be effective or successful in a real situation.

Although the causes of cancer are being uncovered, we do not yet have any practical way to prevent it...

It is not easy to make practical suggestions for helping her.

4) ADJ-GRADED You can describe clothes and things in your house as practical when they are suitable for a particular purpose rather than just being fashionable or attractive.

Our clothes are lightweight, fashionable, practical for holidays.

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5) N-COUNT A practical is an examination or a lesson in which you make things or do experiments rather than simply writing answers to questions. [mainly BRIT]

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Practical — Prac ti*cal, a. [L. practicus active, Gr. ? fit for doing or performing, practical, active, fr. ? to do, work, effect: cf. F. pratique, formerly also practique. Cf. {Pragmatic}, {Practice}.] 1. Of or pertaining to practice or action. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • practical — [prak′ti kəl] adj. [ PRACTIC + AL] 1. of, exhibited in, or obtained through practice or action [practical knowledge] 2. a) usable; workable; useful and sensible [practical proposals] b) designed for use; utilitarian …   English World dictionary

  • practical — (adj.) c.1600, earlier practic (adj.) in same sense (late 14c.), from O.Fr. practique (adj.) fit for action, earlier pratique (13c.), from M.L. practicalis, L.L. practicus practical, from Gk. praktikos practical …   Etymology dictionary

  • practical — [adj1] realistic, useful applied, both feet on the ground*, businesslike, commonsensical, constructive, doable, down to earth, efficient, empirical, experimental, factual, feasible, functional, handy, hard boiled*, implicit, in action, in… …   New thesaurus

  • practical — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or concerned with practice rather than theory. 2) likely to be effective in real circumstances; feasible. 3) suitable for a particular purpose. 4) realistic in approach. 5) skilled at manual tasks. 6) so nearly the case that it… …   English terms dictionary

  • practical — I noun adaptable, advantageous, aiding, all purpose, applicable, assisting, beneficial, commodious, conducive, convenient, effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, employable, expedient, expediential, fitting, functional, handy, helpful,… …   Law dictionary

  • practical — *practicable …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • practical — prac|ti|cal1 W2S3 [ˈpræktıkəl] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(real)¦ 2¦(effective)¦ 3¦(clear thinking)¦ 4¦(suitable)¦ 5¦(using your hands)¦ 6 for/to all practical purposes 7 practical certainty/disaster/sell out etc ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1500 1600; : Late Latin; Origin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • practical — 1 adjective 1 CONCERNED WITH REAL SITUATIONS concerned with real situations and events rather than ideas: How much practical experience do you have of working with computers? | a practical knowledge of simple medicine | Most of the things you… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • practical — practicality, practicalness, n. /prak ti keuhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to practice or action: practical mathematics. 2. consisting of, involving, or resulting from practice or action: a practical application of a rule. 3. of, pertaining to, or …   Universalium


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