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Definition of Practical

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

I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming.
Stephen Hawking

We have the character of an island nation: independent, forthright, passionate in defence of our sovereignty. We can no more change this British sensibility than we can drain the English Channel. And because of this sensibility, we come to the European Union with a frame of mind that is more practical than emotional.
David Cameron

I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.
Yves Saint Laurent

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

So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself.
Florence Nightingale
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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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