Associations to the word «Practical»

Wiktionary

PRACTICAL, noun. (British) A part of an exam or series of exams in which the candidate has to demonstrate their practical ability
PRACTICAL, adjective. Based on practice or action rather than theory or hypothesis
PRACTICAL, adjective. Being likely to be effective and applicable to a real situation; able to be put to use
PRACTICAL, adjective. Of a person, having skills or knowledge that are practical
PRACTICAL ALCHEMY, noun. (chemistry) The study of ancient alchemy using the knowledge and techniques of modern chemistry in order to advance the understanding of the history of chemistry.
PRACTICAL ALCHEMY, noun. The use of ritual to achieve self-improvement.
PRACTICAL JOKE, noun. Something done for amusement to the detriment of someone else.
PRACTICAL JOKER, noun. Someone who instigates practical jokes
PRACTICAL JOKERS, noun. Plural of practical joker
PRACTICAL JOKES, noun. Plural of practical joke
PRACTICAL NUMBER, noun. (mathematics) Any positive integer having the property that all smaller integers can be represented as sums of distinct divisors of it
PRACTICAL NUMBERS, noun. Plural of practical number
PRACTICAL NURSE, noun. A licensed individual who provides custodial care such as help in walking, bathing, feeding
PRACTICAL NURSES, noun. Plural of practical nurse
PRACTICAL REASON, noun. (philosophy) The use of reason to decide how to act.

Dictionary definition

PRACTICAL, adjective. Concerned with actual use or practice; "he is a very practical person"; "the idea had no practical application"; "a practical knowledge of Japanese"; "woodworking is a practical art".
PRACTICAL, adjective. Guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory; "a hardheaded appraisal of our position"; "a hard-nosed labor leader"; "completely practical in his approach to business"; "not ideology but pragmatic politics".
PRACTICAL, adjective. Being actually such in almost every respect; "a practical failure"; "the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin".
PRACTICAL, adjective. Having or put to a practical purpose or use; "practical mathematics"; "practical applications of calculus".

Wise words

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Oliver Wendell Holmes