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Synonyms for practical

Synonyms for (adjective) practical

Synonyms: practical Definition: having or put to a practical purpose or use Usage: practical mathematics; practical applications of calculus

Similar words: applied Definition: concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles Usage: applied physics; applied psychology; technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines- Sidney Hook

Synonyms: practical Definition: concerned with actual use or practice Usage: he is a very practical person; the idea had no practical application; a practical knowledge of Japanese; woodworking is a practical art

Similar words: applicative, applicatory Definition: readily applicable or practical

Similar words: functional Definition: designed for or adapted to a function or use Usage: functional education selects knowledge that is concrete and usable rather than abstract and theoretical; functional architecture

Similar words: interoperable Definition: able to exchange and use information

Similar words: pragmatic, pragmatical, matter-of-fact Definition: concerned with practical matters Usage: a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem; a matter-of-fact account of the trip

Similar words: operable, practicable Definition: usable for a specific purpose Usage: an operable plan; a practicable solution

Similar words: serviceable Definition: intended or able to serve a purpose without elaboration Usage: serviceable low-heeled shoes;

Similar words: unimaginative Definition: dealing only with concrete facts

Similar words: working Definition: adequate for practical use; especially sufficient in strength or numbers to accomplish something Usage: the party has a working majority in the House; a working knowledge of Spanish

Synonyms: practical, pragmatic, hard-nosed, hardheaded Definition: guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory Usage: a hardheaded appraisal of our position; a hard-nosed labor leader; completely practical in his approach to business; not ideology but pragmatic politics

Similar words: realistic Definition: aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are Usage: a realistic description; a realistic view of the possibilities; a realistic appraisal of our chances; the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans

Synonyms: virtual, practical Definition: being actually such in almost every respect Usage: a practical failure; the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin

Similar words: realistic Definition: aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are Usage: a realistic description; a realistic view of the possibilities; a realistic appraisal of our chances; the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans