practically Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “practically” in the English Dictionary

"practically" in British English

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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 stoppedtalking to each other.
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practically adverb (IN FACT)

in a way that ​relates to ​realsituations and ​actionsrather 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"practically" in American English

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 us   /ˈpræk·tɪ·kli/

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 ​particularsituation: Many ​people have ​offeredhelp, but there’s little they can practically do.
(Definition of practically from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “practically”
in Arabic تَقريبًا…
in Korean 거의, 사실상…
in Portuguese praticamente…
in Catalan pràcticament…
in Japanese ほぼ, ほとんど…
in Chinese (Simplified) 几乎, 几乎,差不多…
in Turkish hemen hemen, neredeyse, âdeta…
in Russian практически, почти…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幾乎, 幾乎,差不多…
in Italian praticamente…
in Polish praktycznie…
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