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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
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