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Definition 1: concerned with actual use or practice - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where practical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is a very practical person
  • the idea had no practical application
  • a practical knowledge of Japanese
  • woodworking is a practical art

(practical is similar to ...) concerned with practical matters

"a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem" "a matter-of-fact account of the trip"

(practical is similar to ...) adequate for practical use; especially sufficient in strength or numbers to accomplish something

"the party has a working majority in the House" "a working knowledge of Spanish"

(practical is similar to ...) readily applicable or practical

(practical is similar to ...) designed for or adapted to a function or use

"functional education selects knowledge that is concrete and usable rather than abstract and theoretical" "functional architecture"

(practical is similar to ...) able to exchange and use information

(practical is similar to ...) dealing only with concrete facts

(practical is similar to ...) usable for a specific purpose

"an operable plan" "a practicable solution"

(practical is similar to ...) intended or able to serve a purpose without elaboration

"serviceable low-heeled shoes"

(means also ...) aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are

"a realistic description" "a realistic view of the possibilities" "a realistic appraisal of our chances" "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"

(means also ...) ready for service or able to give long service

"serviceable equipment" "heavy serviceable fabrics"

(means also ...) capable of happening or existing

"a breakthrough may be possible next year" "anything is possible" "warned of possible consequences"

(means also ...) capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary

"concrete objects such as trees"

(... are attributes of practical) concerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities

Definition 2: having or put to a practical purpose or use - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where practical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • practical mathematics
  • practical applications of calculus

(practical is similar to ...) concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles

"applied physics" "applied psychology" "technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"

Definition 3: guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where practical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a hardheaded appraisal of our position
  • a hard-nosed labor leader
  • completely practical in his approach to business
  • not ideology but pragmatic politics

Synonyms for practical in the sense of this definition

(practical is similar to ...) aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are

"a realistic description" "a realistic view of the possibilities" "a realistic appraisal of our chances" "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"

Definition 4: being actually such in almost every respect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where practical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a practical failure
  • the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin

Synonyms for practical in the sense of this definition

(practical is similar to ...) aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are

"a realistic description" "a realistic view of the possibilities" "a realistic appraisal of our chances" "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"

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