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Dictionary definition for: Practical

1. (a) 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"

2. (s) 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"

3. (s) having or put to a practical purpose or use; "practical mathematics" "practical applications of calculus"

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