Definition of practically in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpraktɪkli/


1Virtually; almost: the strike lasted practically a fortnight the place was practically empty
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  • His suitcase finally turned up almost a month later, but it was practically empty.
  • This means, come summer on the Stubai Glacier, the slopes are practically empty.
  • Colleges were also practically empty, although the students started going back today.
almost, nearly, very nearly, virtually, just about, all but, more or less, not far from, close to, in effect, as good as, to all intents and purposes, approaching, verging on, bordering on, next to, essentially, basically
literary well-nigh
2In a practical manner: ‘He might win,’ pointed out Emmeline practically
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  • It seems appropriate to consider what this might mean if it is really put into effect practically.
  • How to respond to it practically in a war that does not respect borders?
realistically, sensibly, reasonably, pragmatically, matter-of-factly, rationally, with common sense

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