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English definition of “practical”

practical

adjective (ACTUAL/REAL)   /ˈpræk·tɪ·kəl/
relating to actual experience or to the use of knowledge in activities rather than to knowledge only or ideas : I know you’ve been trained as a teacher , but do you have any practical teaching experience ? If you say that a person is practical, you mean the person behaves in ways that relate more to the realities of the world than to ideas or desires : You’ve got to learn to be practical and save your money .
(Definition of practical adjective (ACTUAL/REAL) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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