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PRACTICABLE, PRACTICAL

That is practicable which can be done; that is practical which is not theoretical only: as, "a practicable plan," "a practical electrician."

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1. Practicable and Practical.—Practicable means feasible; practical means capable of being put into practice; as, "The plan is not practicable;" "He has no practical knowledge of any kind."

Practical.—1. Of a thing: used of that which is dictated by or in harmony with the lessons of experience; capable of being used or turned to account; as, practical skill; practical knowledge.

2. Of a person: used of one who shows worldly wisdom, or knowledge gained by experience; as, a practical housekeeper; a practical gardener.

Practicable.—1. Of a thing: used of that which may be accomplished without expense or sacrifice greater than is advisable; as, a practicable scheme or plan.

2. Of a person: used of one who is easily managed; one who is of service; as, a practicable person to manage affairs.

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Practical: opposed to theoretical, speculative or ideal.

'His practical knowledge of the business enabled him to discharge all his duties to the entire satisfaction of his employer.'

'His practical judgment enabled him to determine what to do under the circumstances.'

'They engaged a practical manager who took entire charge of the affair.'

'These garments are not practicable for this time of the year.'

'He was not a practicable person for the situation.'"

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