Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Practical.
  • adjective obsolete Artful; deceitful; skillful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person concerned with action or practice, as opposed to one concerned with theory.
  • adjective archaic Practical.
  • adjective obsolete Cunning, crafty.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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").

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