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practicality

[ prak-ti-kal-i-tee ]
/ ˌpræk tɪˈkæl ɪ ti /
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noun, plural prac·ti·cal·i·ties.
the quality of being adapted or designed for actual use; usefulness or convenience:Your home furniture choices should be based on practicality, durability, and beauty.
interest in or inclination toward actual work or activity as opposed to theories or ideas:My mother was an entrepreneur whose tremendous vision, teamed with her practicality, “moved mountains.”
a detail or consideration involved in putting something into action:She talked with culinary students about their dreams as well as the practicalities of launching a food business.
the constraints or demands of real life or actual implementation:Economy and practicality dictate that we can't save every green space from development.
the quality or fact of relating to actual activity, especially ordinary or everyday activity:I appreciate the real-world practicality of the question, “What does it mean to be a father?”
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Rarely prac·ti·cal·ness [prak ti kuhl-nis] /ˈpræk tɪ kəl nɪs/ .

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non·prac·ti·cal·i·ty, noun
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