- [adjective] concerned with actual use or practice; "he is a very practical person"; "the idea had no practical application"; "a practical knowledge of Japanese"; "woodworking is a practical art"
- [adjective] guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory; "a hardheaded appraisal of our position"; "a hard-nosed labor leader"; "completely practical in his approach to business"; "not ideology but pragmatic politics"
Synonyms: hardheaded, hard-nosed, pragmatic
- [adjective] being actually such in almost every respect; "a practical failure"; "the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin"
- [adjective] having or put to a practical purpose or use; "practical mathematics"; "practical applications of calculus"