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practical

EN[ˈpræktɪkəl] [-ɪkəl]
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    Definition of practical in English Dictionary

  • NounPLpracticalsSUF-al
    1. (Britain) A part of an exam or series of exams in which the candidate has to demonstrate their practical ability.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore practicalSUPmost practical
      1. Based on practice or action rather than theory or hypothesis.
        1. Jack didn't get an engineering degree, but has practical knowledge of metalworking.
      2. Being likely to be effective and applicable to a real situation; able to be put to use.
        1. Jack's knowledge has the practical benefit of giving us useful prototype parts.
      3. Of a person, having skills or knowledge that are practical.
        1. All in all, Jack's a very practical chap
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • In two dimensions, when significant care is taken, they are competitive practical rootfinders.
        • If you suffer from goalodicy then you will find yourself so obsessed by the future goal that you ignore the practical realities of your situation.
        • His tactics appealed to the type of Old Bolshevik undergrounder who had little patience with theoretical hairsplitting and who looked to a firm authority to take the lead in practical work.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Morphemes
          • Suffixes
            • Words by suffix
              • Words suffixed with -al
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
          Related Links:
          1. en practically
          2. en practicality
          3. en practicalities
          4. en practicals
          5. en practicalize
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          Meaning of practical for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "practical" is an adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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