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practical

prac·ti·cal

practical

 
 
pronunciation:
praek tih kl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with real life and experience rather than theory.
Teachers can learn about teaching from books, but they still need practical experience in the classroom.Your idea sounds good, but is there a practical purpose for it?
synonyms:
common-sense, realistic
antonyms:
abstract
similar words:
experienced, sensible
definition 2: able to be used or put into practice; useful.
They needed a practical solution to the problem of the neighbor's vicious dog.
synonyms:
usable, useful
antonyms:
impractical
similar words:
effective, efficient, functional, handy, sound
definition 3: connected with the realities of everyday living or managing.
He is a great artist but not very interested in practical matters, such as how to pay his bills.
synonyms:
commonplace, ordinary, usual
similar words:
customary, everyday, routine
derivations: practicality (n.), practicalness (n.)
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