from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In a way that is practical.
  • adv. For all practical purposes; virtually.
  • adv. All but; nearly; almost.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In practice; in effect. Not necessarily officially the case but what actually occurs.
  • adv. Almost completely; almost entirely
  • adv. With respect to practices or a practice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a practical way; not theoretically; really
  • adv. By means of practice or use; by experience or experiment
  • adv. In practice or use
  • adv. Almost.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a practical manner; from a practical point of view; by actual experience; not merely theoretically: as, to be practically acquainted with a business.
  • In effect; actually, so far as results and relations are concerned; as a matter of fact.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. (degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical purposes but not completely
  • adv. almost; nearly
  • adv. in a practical manner


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

practical +‎ -ly.



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