Prac"ti*cal(?), a. [L. practicus active, Gr. fit for doing or performing, practical, active, fr. to do, work, effect: cf. F. pratique, formerly also practique. Cf. Pragmatic, Practice.] 1. Of or pertaining to practice or action.
2. Capable of being turned to use or account; useful, in distinction from
practical chemistry. "Man's practical understanding."
South. "For all practical purposes."
3. Evincing practice or skill; capable of applying knowledge to some useful end; as, a
practical man; a
4. Derived from practice; as,
Practical joke, a joke put in practice; a joke the fun of which consists in something done, in distinction from something said; esp., a trick played upon a person.
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