Definition of practicality in English:

practicality

Line breaks: prac¦ti¦cal|ity
Pronunciation: /ˌpraktɪˈkalɪti
 
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noun (plural practicalities)

1 [mass noun] The quality or state of being practical: there are still major doubts about the practicality of the proposal
More example sentences
  • And they did speak, asking for more quality, more utility and more practicality.
  • The value and practicality of disinfecting methods in the video were also questioned.
  • Lace-up boots became even more popular, valued now for their practicality.
Synonyms
2 (practicalities) The aspects of a situation that involve the actual doing or experience of something rather than theories or ideas: the practicalities of living at sea
More example sentences
  • There are principles and practicalities involved, as well as a need for pastoral wisdom.
  • In short, students get a hands-on experience of the practicalities that they will have to deal with after they graduate.
  • These pluralistic relations must be based on practicalities rather than sentiments.
Synonyms
practical details, mechanics
informal nitty gritty, nuts and bolts

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