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PRACTICALLY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does practically mean? 

PRACTICALLY (adverb)
  The adverb PRACTICALLY has 3 senses:

1. almost; nearly
2. in a practical manner
3. (degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical purposes but not completely

  Familiarity information: PRACTICALLY used as an adverb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRACTICALLY (adverb)


Sense 1practically [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Almost; nearly

Context examples:

practically the first thing I saw when I got off the train / he was practically the only guest at the party / there was practically no garden at all


Sense 2practically [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a practical manner

Context examples:

practically orientated institutions such as business schools / a brilliant man but so practically inept that he needed help to cross the road safely

Pertainym:

practical (concerned with actual use or practice)


Sense 3practically [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical purposes but not completely

Synonyms:

practically; much

Context examples:

much the same thing happened every time / practically everything in Hinduism is the manifestation of a god


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