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"practically" in British English

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practicallyadverb

uk   /ˈpræk.tɪ.kəl.i/  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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(Definition of practically from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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practicallyadverb

 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 particular situation: Many people have offered help, 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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