- practical art,
- practical effect,
- practical imperative,
- practical joke,
- practical nurse
Origin of practical
Examples from the Web for practicality
The naysayers that Hoffman encountered along the way still have questions about the practicality of the vaccine he is creating.
Contributions are going to be a lot less about ideology, and a lot more about practicality.
All that notwithstanding, when did practicality have much leverage on a boardwalk?Leave Seaside’s Roller Coaster in the Ocean as a Symbol of Sandy’s Craziness|Malcolm Jones|December 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The union was driven as much by practicality as it was by love, says Kole.A Soldier and a Cadet, Quietly Together Under DADT, Survive A Sexual Assault|Jesse Ellison|October 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His move required a bit of audacity as well as practicality.
There is considerable boldness in these proposals of Milton, and yet a cast of practicality which is unusual with him.The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660|David Masson
His English practicality was more in unison with the Yankee spirit, than the theorizing of the French school.History of American Socialisms|John Humphrey Noyes
The work done by these humanitarian institutions is most practical, and the best evidence of the practicality is their growth.The New Glutton or Epicure|Horace Fletcher
She smiled at his earnestness, and for a little instant felt herself older and wiser in her practicality.The Coast of Bohemia|William Dean Howells
He is inclined to look at everything from the standpoint of its practicality and is neither stingy nor extravagant.How to Analyze People on Sight|Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
Word Origin for practical
early 15c., practicale "of or pertaining to matters of practice; applied," with -al (1) + earlier practic (adj.) "dealing with practical matters, applied, not merely theoretical" (early 15c.), or practic (n.) "method, practice, use" (late 14c.). In some cases directly from Old French practique (adj.) "fit for action," earlier pratique (13c.) and Medieval Latin practicalis, from Late Latin practicus "practical, active," from Greek praktikos "fit for action, fit for business; business-like, practical; active, effective, vigorous," from praktos "done; to be done," verbal adjective of prassein, prattein "to do, act, effect, accomplish."
see to all intents and (for all practical) purposes.