practical

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 learn at school have no practical value in the real world.
—compare theoretical
2 SENSIBLE sensible and basing your decisions on what is possible and what will really work: Be practical! We can't afford the car and the vacation!
—opposite impractical (1)
3 LIKELY TO WORK practical plans, methods, advice etc are likely to succeed or be effective in a situation: The only practical solution is to sell the company. | The agency provides practical advice and support to pregnant teenagers. | practical alternative (=another way of doing something that is likely to work)
—opposite impractical (1)
4 USEFUL designed to be useful rather than attractive: Majorie always gets us practical Christmas presents - last year we got a kettle.
5 SUITABLE suitable for a particular purpose or for normal life: I always wanted a Ferrari, but it's not a very practical car. | Jeans would be the most practical thing to wear.
—opposite impractical (1)
6 GOOD AT REPAIRING/MAKING THINGS good at repairing or making things: I'm not very practical - I don't know the first thing about cars.
7 a practical certainty/disaster/sell-out etc something that is almost certain, almost a disaster etc: Sampras looks a practical certainty to win Wimbledon this year.
8 for/to all practical purposes used when saying what the real effect of a situation is: For all practical purposes the federation no longer exists.
2 noun (C) BrE a lesson or examination in science, cooking etc in which you have to do or make something yourself rather than write or read about it: We have chemistry practicals after Christmas.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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