1 practical /ˈpræktɪkəl/ adjective
1 practical
Learner's definition of PRACTICAL
[more practical; most practical]
: relating to what is real rather than to what is possible or imagined
opposite theoretical
: likely to succeed and reasonable to do or use
: appropriate or suited for actual use
: relating to what can or should be done in an actual situation
: logical and reasonable in a particular situation
of a person
: tending to make good decisions and to deal with daily life in a sensible way
: good at making or repairing things

for (all) practical purposes

used to say that one thing has the same effect or result as something else
2 practical /ˈpræktɪkəl/ noun
plural practicals
2 practical
plural practicals
Learner's definition of PRACTICAL
[count] chiefly British
: an examination in which students have to do or make something to show what they have learned