practically

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

practical +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpræktɪkli/
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  • Hyphenation: prac‧ti‧cal‧ly

Adverb[edit]

practically ‎(comparative more practically, superlative most practically)

  1. In practice; in effect. Not necessarily officially the case but what actually occurs.
  2. Almost completely; almost entirely
    He was practically uneducated, barely able to read and write a simple sentence.
  3. With respect to practices or a practice.
    He wasn't very good with words or numbers; he was more of a practically minded person
    He was practically educated and lacked theoretical depth.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Practical-minded is nearly four times as common as practically minded in books.

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