Practical

  • (adj): Guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory.
    Example: "Completely practical in his approach to business"
    Synonyms: hardheaded, hard-nosed, pragmatic
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on practical:

St. Petersburg Christian University - Study Programs - Bachelor of Christian Education
... 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 ...
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 ... 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 Historically speaking, a large part of the contents ... In effect, what came to be considered practical Kabbalah constituted an agglomeration of all the magical practices that developed in Judaism from the Talmudic period down through the Middle Ages ...
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 ...
Architectural Drawing - Sketches and Diagrams
... to 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 ...
Brian Culp - Technology Career - Recent Projects
... residence in Overland Park, Kansas, and is currently authoring Practical Windows Server 2008 Hundreds of Practical Tips and Tweaks for Everyday Windows Server ...

More definitions of "practical":

  • (adj): Having or put to a practical purpose or use.
    Example: "Practical mathematics"; "practical applications of calculus"
  • (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:

    Great statesmen seem to direct and rule by a sort of power to put themselves in the place of the nation over which they are set, and may thus be said to possess the souls of poets at the same time they display the coarser sense and the more vulgar sagacity of practical men of business.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)

    The English masses are lovable: they are kind, decent, tolerant, practical and not stupid. The tragedy is that there are too many of them, and that they are aimless, having outgrown the servile functions for which they were encouraged to multiply. One day these huge crowds will have to seize power because there will be nothing else for them to do, and yet they neither demand power nor are ready to make use of it; they will learn only to be bored in a new way.
    Cyril Connolly (1903–1974)

    The best way to teach a child restraint and generosity is to be a model of those qualities yourself. If your child sees that you want a particular item but refrain from buying it, either because it isn’t practical or because you can’t afford it, he will begin to understand restraint. Likewise, if you donate books or clothing to charity, take him with you to distribute the items to teach him about generosity.
    Lawrence Balter (20th century)