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English definition of “practically”

practically

adverb  /ˈpræk·tɪ·kli/ us  

practically adverb (ALMOST)

[not gradable] almost or very nearly: Practically everybody will be at the party. It’s practically impossible to get home in less than an hour.

practically adverb (EFFECTIVELY)

in a way that fits the needs of a particular situation: Many people have offered help, but there’s little they can practically do.
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