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practical

adjective
 
 
/ˈpræktɪkəl/
REAL B2 relating to real situations or actions and not to thoughts or ideas: practical experience They can offer practical help.Reality and truth
SUITABLE suitable or useful for a situation which may involve some difficulty: practical clothes/shoes Pale carpets just aren't practical if you have kids.Useful or advantageous
POSSIBLE able to be done successfully: a practical solution The plan is simply not practical.AchievablePossible and probable
GOOD AT PLANNING Someone who is practical is good at planning things and dealing with problems: She has a lot of interesting ideas but she's not very practical.Goals and purposes
GOOD WITH HANDS good at repairing and making thingsSkilled, talented and able
(Definition of practical adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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