Practical

  • (adj): Having or put to a practical purpose or use.
    Example: "Practical mathematics"; "practical applications of calculus"
    See also — Additional definitions below

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Practical Kabbalah
... Practical Kabbalah (Heb קבלה מעשית Kabbalah Ma'asit) in historical Judaism, is a branch of the Jewish mystical tradition that concerns the use of magic ... According to Gershom Scholem, many of the teachings of practical Kabbalah predate and are independent of the theoretical Kabbalah which is usually associated with the term ... In effect, what came to be considered practical Kabbalah constituted an agglomeration of all the magical practices that developed in Judaism from the Talmudic ...
St. Petersburg Christian University - Study Programs - Bachelor of Christian Education
... This three-year study focuses on aspects of practical ministry ... The major coursework concerns practical ministry as well as education ... Students study practical theology, various areas of pedagogy as well as small group organization and leadership ...
St. Petersburg Christian University - Study Programs - Bachelor of Youth Ministry
... The program of study is three years and focuses on practical ministry aspects ... The main focus of the program is on the practical sphere of youth ministry ... Students study practical theology, youth ministry and leadership ...
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... a building design, the aesthetic and the practical ... Practical concerns include space allocated for different activities, how people enter and move around the building, daylight and artificial lighting, acoustics ... Diagrams are mainly used to resolve practical matters ...

More definitions of "practical":

  • (adj): Guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory.
    Example: "Completely practical in his approach to business"
    Synonyms: hardheaded, hard-nosed, pragmatic
  • (adj): Concerned with actual use or practice.
    Example: "He is a very practical person"; "the idea had no practical application"; "a practical knowledge of Japanese"; "woodworking is a practical art"
  • (adj): Being actually such in almost every respect.
    Example: "A practical failure"
    Synonyms: virtual

Famous quotes containing the word practical:

    Juggling produces both practical and psychological benefits.... A woman’s involvement in one role can enhance her functioning in another. Being a wife can make it easier to work outside the home. Being a mother can facilitate the activities and foster the skills of the efficient wife or of the effective worker. And employment outside the home can contribute in substantial, practical ways to how one works within the home, as a spouse and as a parent.
    Faye J. Crosby (20th century)

    After all, the practical reason why, when the power is once in the hands of the people, a majority are permitted, and for a long period continue, to rule is not because they are most likely to be in the right, nor because this seems fairest to the minority, but because they are physically the strongest. But a government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based on justice, even as far as men understand it.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The science of constructing a commonwealth, or renovating it, or reforming it, is, like every other experimental science, not to be taught a priori. Nor is it a short experience that can instruct us in that practical science, because the real effects of moral causes are not always immediate.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)