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Definition of Practical


  1. Of or pertaining to practice or action.
  2. Capable of being turned to use or account; useful, in distinction from ideal or theoretical; as, practical chemistry.
  3. Evincing practice or skill; capable of applying knowledge to some useful end; as, a practical man; a practical mind.
  4. Derived from practice; as, practical skill.

Practical Quotations

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken

The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
Eric Hoffer

The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilised men.
Bertrand Russell

There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Here is what the practical impact of Citizens United means. What Citizens United means is that corporations call hundreds of millions of dollars into television ads, radio ads, and other forms of advertising to defeat those candidates who stand up and take them on.
Bernie Sanders
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Practical Translations

practical in Afrikaans is prakties
practical in Danish is praktisk, virkelig
practical in Dutch is praktisch
practical in Finnish is todellinen
practical in German is brauchbar, geeignet
practical in Italian is utilitario
practical in Norwegian is praktisk
practical in Swedish is praktisk
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