Synonyms of 'in practice'
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in realityDictionary, actually, practically
In practice, this idea has proved very hard to follow up.
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He had actually felt pain several times, but he had ignored it.
You use effectively with a statement or opinion to indicate that it is not accurate in every detail, but that you feel it is a reasonable description or summary of a particular situation.
The region was effectively independent.
Thesaurus for in practice from the Collins English Thesaurus
What happens in practice is what actually happens, in contrast to what is supposed to happen.