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practically - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'practically' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Practically [ adv.]
- In a practical way; not theoretically; really; as, to look at things practically; practically worthless.
- By means of practice or use; by experience or experiment; as, practically wise or skillful; practically acquainted with a subject.
- In practice or use; as, a medicine practically safe; theoretically wrong, but practically right.
- Almost.

Meaning of 'practically' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . practically [ r]
Meaning (1):
- in a practical manner
Example in sentence:
  • a brilliant man but so practically inept that he needed help to cross the road safely;
  • practically orientated institutions such as business schools
Meaning (2):
- almost; nearly
Example in sentence:
  • he was practically the only guest at the party;
  • practically the first thing I saw when I got off the train;
  • there was practically no garden at all
Meaning (3):
- (degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical purposes but not completely
Example in sentence:
  • much the same thing happened every time;
  • practically everything in Hinduism is the manifestation of a god