/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 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. Theat. practicable (def. 3).[1375-1425; late ME. See PRACTIC, -AL1]Syn. 1. pragmatic. 7. PRACTICAL, JUDICIOUS, SENSIBLE refer to good judgment in action, conduct, and the handling of everyday matters. PRACTICAL suggests the ability to adopt means to an end or to turn what is at hand to account: to adopt practical measures for settling problems. JUDICIOUS implies the possession and use of discreet judgment, discrimination, and balance: a judicious use of one's time. SENSIBLE implies the possession and use of sound reason and shrewd common sense: a sensible suggestion.Ant. 7. ill-advised, unwise, foolish.
* * *(as used in expressions)Practical Extraction and Reporting Language.
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