Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person concerned with action or practice, as opposed to one concerned with theory.
  • adj. Practical.
  • adj. Cunning, crafty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Practical.
  • adj. Artful; deceitful; skillful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Concerned with action; practical, as distinguished from theoretical.
  • Skilled; skilful; practised.
  • n. Practice, as opposed to theory; practical experience.
  • n. One concerned with action or practice, as opposed to one concerned with theory. See the quotation.

Etymologies

From Old French, from Late Latin practicus ("active"), from Ancient Greek πρακτικός (praktikós, "of or pertaining to action, concerned with action or business, active, practical"), from πράσσω (prassō, "I do"). (Wiktionary)

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