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English definition of “practically”

practically

adverb uk   /ˈpræk.tɪ.kəl.i/ us  

practically adverb (NEARLY)

B2 almost or very nearly: She blamed me for practically every mistake in the report. These changes would cost us practically nothing. It's practically impossible for me to get home in less than an hour. They used to argue all the time and now they've practically stopped talking to each other.

practically adverb (REALLY)

in a way that relates to real situations and actions rather than ideas: Many people have offered to help, but there is little they can do practically. Theoretically, it's a good idea to live without a car, but practically speaking, it would be difficult to manage without one.
(Definition of practically from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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