of or pertaining to practice or action:practical mathematics.
consisting of, involving, or resulting from practice or action:a practical application of a rule.
of, pertaining to, or concerned with ordinary activities, business, or work:practical affairs.
adapted or designed for actual use; useful:practical instructions.
engaged or experienced in actual practice or work:a practical politician.
inclined toward or fitted for actual work or useful activities:a practical person.
mindful of the results, usefulness, advantages or disadvantages, etc., of action or procedure.
being such in practice or effect; virtual:a practical certainty.
Show Business[Theat.]practicable (def. 3).
late Middle English. See practic, -al1 1375–1425
1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged pragmatic.
7.See corresponding entry in UnabridgedPractical,judicious,sensible refer to good judgment in action, conduct, and the handling of everyday matters. Practical suggests the ability to adopt means to an end or to turn what is at hand to account:to adopt practical measures for settling problems.Judicious implies the possession and use of discreet judgment, discrimination, and balance:a judicious use of one's time.Sensible implies the possession and use of sound reason and shrewd common sense:a sensible suggestion.
7.See corresponding entry in Unabridged ill-advised, unwise, foolish.
of, involving, or concerned with experience or actual use; not theoretical
of or concerned with ordinary affairs, work, etc
adapted or adaptable for use
of, involving, or trained by practice
being such for all useful or general purposes; virtual
an examination in the practical skills of a subject: a science practical
Etymology: 17th Century: from earlier practic, from French pratique, via Late Latin from Greek praktikos, from prassein to experience, negotiate, perform
ˌpractiˈcality, ˈpracticalnessnUSAGE A distinction is usually made between practical and practicable. Practical refers to a person, idea, project, etc, as being more concerned with or relevant to practice than theory: he is a very practical person; the idea had no practical application. Practicable refers to a project or idea as being capable of being done or put into effect: the plan was expensive, yet practicable