Definition for PRAC'TIC-AL

PRAC'TIC-AL, a. [L. practicus; It. pratico; Fr. pratique; Sp. practico. See Practice.]

  1. Pertaining to practice or action.
  2. Capable of practice or active use; opposed to speculative; as, a practical understanding. – South.
  3. That may be used in practice; that may be applied to use; as, practical knowledge. – Tillotson.
  4. That reduces his knowledge or theories to actual use; as, a practical man.
  5. Derived from practice or experience; as, practical skill or knowledge.

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