Definition of 'practical'
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These are practical people who may lack social skills. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Offer practical help such as gardening for her mum or run her to hospital appointments. The Sun (2016)Take practical steps to cut down on the habit. The Sun (2017)He combined socialist ideals with a deep practical experience of how most people lived and thought. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But just because these technologies are thrilling doesn’t mean they don’t have practical business applications. Computing (2010)But it is not easy to be practical about it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It’s proved very difficult to make these systems fast and robust enough to be of practical use in the real world. Smithsonian Mag (2017)A political move rather than a practical one. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These are just two examples of the practical benefits available to SMEs that are prepared to join the online conversation and get their message across. Computing (2010)The captain had put religion to practical use. Somewhere East of Life (1994)The objection to this is practical rather than philosophical. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The advice from the experts was practical and extremely useful. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yet it seemed that it was practical people who were wanted. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)You can be making a good recovery but still be troubled by something practical. The Sun (2015)There is now much evidence that the best science teaching needs practical work and experiments. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You can really get your message across and find practical ways to make home life run smoothly. The Sun (2016)This is simply a sense of practical justice. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You need to take practical steps now. The Sun (2008)The entrepreneur has also launched a scholarship to help one student a year gain practical experience overseas. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The union contends that the practical difficulties involved are more pressing than the theoretical advantages. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The practical applications of science were always a focus and motivation for his work. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The practical benefits to our economy of taking back responsibility for employment law would be small. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What practical purpose is served in pointing who is up and who down in national economic leagues? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The cars are practical and easy to load. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Some practical measures should be taken to thwart these plans. Times, Sunday Times (2015)What are the practical implications for us? Christianity Today (2000)The page offers practical tips for those seeking to move. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The experiences taught him invaluable practical lessons. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She is above all patriotic and endowed with practical common sense. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Is fat of any practical use to the body? Fats, Nutrition and Health (1991)One of the reasons people had patterned carpets was practical rather than aesthetic. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We just focus on the practical things that people can do. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You want something practical with steel forks which'll give you flexibility and strength. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'practical'
British English: practical /ˈpræktɪkl/ ADJECTIVE
Practical means involving real situations, rather than ideas and theories.
They offer practical suggestions for healthy eating.
- American English: practical
- Arabic: عَمَلِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: prático
- Chinese: 实际的
- Croatian: praktičan
- Czech: praktický
- Danish: praktisk
- Dutch: praktisch
- European Spanish: práctico
- Finnish: käytännöllinen
- French: pratique utile
- German: praktisch
- Greek: πρακτικός
- Italian: pratico
- Japanese: 実際的な
- Korean: 실용적인
- Norwegian: praktisk
- Polish: praktyczny
- European Portuguese: prático
- Romanian: practic
- Russian: практический
- Spanish: práctico útil, empírico
- Swedish: praktisk
- Thai: เหมาะสมที่จะปฏิบัติ
- Turkish: pratik
- Ukrainian: практичний
- Vietnamese: thực tế
Definition of practical from the Collins English Dictionary
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