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practically

adverb uk   us   /ˈpræk.tɪ.kəl.i/

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.
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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.
Translations of “practically”
in Korean 거의, 사실상…
in Arabic تَقريبًا…
in Portuguese praticamente…
in Catalan pràcticament…
in Japanese ほぼ, ほとんど…
in Italian praticamente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幾乎, 幾乎,差不多…
in Russian практически, почти…
in Turkish hemen hemen, neredeyse, âdeta…
in Chinese (Simplified) 几乎, 几乎,差不多…
in Polish praktycznie…
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