Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being practical; practicality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as practicality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Practicality.

Etymologies

practical +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Its outstanding features are its "practicalness", and its bright, easy, vivacious style.

    Woman Her Sex and Love Life

  • Whether it provides a lively personality to the bedroom or finds the best solution for a bedroom for two, GAB is capable of satisfying all the needs for design and practicalness.

    Contemporary Children’s Bedrooms from GAB

  • Apart from all the apple crapple (I am a dual computer user myself) i do think that many comments here are very valid, its a pity that designers with all the flair and “floweryness” cannot come up with the concrete “practicalness” that is required from a really useful desk like;

    Novanta Designers Workstation by Luke Riggall » Yanko Design

  • A double is a nice fantasy gun but their practicalness is still a fantasy.

    Make Mine a Double

  • I shall therefore confine what I have to communicate within the limits of practicalness and usefulness, and so within the compass of a manual, that shall neither burthen the hands to hold, the eyes in reading, nor the mind in conceiving.

    Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine

  • Let me tell you the practicalness of where we stand today.

    CNN Transcript Jan 8, 2004

  • Her sound practicalness rang harshly in the exotic atmosphere of the room.

    Red-Robin

  • With that intense practicalness which goes with his spiritual exaltation he has appointed a grocer and a provision-dealer to control the food-supplies of the country, has put a ship-owner at the head of the mercantile marine, has given to a man who was a working steel-smelter the unshackled control of labor, has chosen as another Cabinet Minister

    Lloyd George The Man and His Story

  • He will be able to supplement them with that ingenuity and practicalness which are an integral part of his genius for getting things done.

    Lloyd George The Man and His Story

  • This practicalness and readiness of adaptation are instinctive, not voluntary and designed.

    International Weekly Miscellany - Volume 1, No. 9, August 26, 1850

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