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Meaning of practical

prac•ti•cal

Pronunciation: (prak'ti-kul), [key]
— 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 concerned with ordinary activities, business, or work: practical affairs.
  4. adapted or designed for actual use; useful: practical instructions.
  5. engaged or experienced in actual practice or work: a practical politician.
  6. inclined toward or fitted for actual work or useful activities: a practical person.
  7. mindful of the results, usefulness, advantages or disadvantages, etc., of action or procedure.
  8. matter-of-fact; prosaic.
  9. being such in practice or effect; virtual: a practical certainty.
  10. practicable (def. 3).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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