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  1. Lacking emotion or colour
  2. Of, or relating to facts only; literal, realistic
  3. Sticking strictly to facts; literal, unimaginative, unemotional, prosaic, etc.
Concerned with actual practice, everyday affairs, etc., not with theory or speculation; practical
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  1. Concerned with actual practice, everyday affairs, etc., not with theory or speculation; practical
  2. Relating to or being the study of cause and effect in historical or political events with emphasis on the practical lessons to be learned from them.
  3. Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical.
Sound; reliable:
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  1. Sound; reliable:
  2. Consisting of one unalloyed metal throughout; also, containing no more alloy than is necessary to insure hardness
  3. Written without a hyphen or space. For example, the word software is a solid compound.
Available for use; accessible or employable.
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  1. Available for use; accessible or employable.
  2. That can be used; usable; useful
  3. Serving a useful function; useful, functional or handy.
Capable of being used or dealt with successfully; suitable
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  1. Capable of being used or dealt with successfully; suitable
  2. Capable of being accomplished or brought about; possible:
  3. Capable of being done or carried out; practicable; possible
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  1. Able to be worked or fashioned
  2. Capable of being put into effective operation; practicable or feasible:
  3. Capable of functioning.
Able to function personally or socially despite limitations or impairment:
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  1. Able to function personally or socially despite limitations or impairment:
  2. Useful or intended to be useful
  3. Designed for or adapted to a particular function or use:
Being of practical use:
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  1. Being of practical use:
  2. That can be used to advantage; serviceable; helpful; beneficial; often, having practical utility
  3. Having a beneficial use; serviceable:
A type of longitudinal wave that originates as the vibration of a medium (such as a person's vocal cords or a guitar string) and travels through gases, liquids, and elastic solids as variations of pressure and density. The loudness of a sound perceived by the ear depends on the amplitude of the sound wave and is measured in decibels, while its pitch depends on its frequency, measured in hertz.
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  1. A type of longitudinal wave that originates as the vibration of a medium (such as a person's vocal cords or a guitar string) and travels through gases, liquids, and elastic solids as variations of pressure and density. The loudness of a sound perceived by the ear depends on the amplitude of the sound wave and is measured in decibels, while its pitch depends on its frequency, measured in hertz.
  2. Financially secure or safe:
  3. Marked by or showing common sense and good judgment; levelheaded:
  1. (Idiomatic) Practical; realistic; pragmatic.
  2. Without affectation; natural, sincere, etc.
  3. Not overly ornate; simple in style.
  1. Stubborn; wilful.
  2. Realistic; pragmatic.
  3. Shrewd and unsentimental; practical; matter-of-fact
Tending to face facts; practical rather than visionary
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  1. Tending to face facts; practical rather than visionary
  2. Expressed or represented as being accurate.
  3. Relating to the representation of objects, actions or conditions as they actually are or were.
Easily perceived or noticed; marked; striking; appreciable
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  1. Easily perceived or noticed; marked; striking; appreciable
  2. Having the faculty of sensation; able to feel or perceive.
  3. Acting with or exhibiting good judgment; reasonable:
Having a normal, healthy mind; able to make sound, rational judgments
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  1. Having a normal, healthy mind; able to make sound, rational judgments
  2. Showing good sense; sensible
  3. Having or showing sound judgment; reasonable.
Governed by or being in accordance with reason or sound thinking:
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  1. Governed by or being in accordance with reason or sound thinking:
  2. A standard for what is fair and appropriate under usual and ordinary circumstances; that which is according to reason; the way a rational and just person would have acted. A standard for what is fair and appropriate under usual and ordinary circumstances; that which is according to reason; the way a rational and just person would have acted.
  3. Using or showing reason, or sound judgment; sensible
Showing reason; not foolish or silly; sensible
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  1. Showing reason; not foolish or silly; sensible
  2. Able to reason; reasoning; in possession of one's reason or sanity
  3. Consistent with or based on reason or good judgment; logical or sensible:
Description of words in a document that bring about the result of transaction. Description of words in a document that bring about the result of transaction.
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  1. Description of words in a document that bring about the result of transaction. Description of words in a document that bring about the result of transaction.
  2. Accomplishing what is desired; effective
  3. Effectual or important.
Stressing usefulness over beauty or other considerations
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  1. Stressing usefulness over beauty or other considerations
  2. Of, relating to, or in the interests of utility:
  3. Made for or aiming at utility
That can be done, known, acquired, selected, used, etc., depending on circumstances
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  1. That can be done, known, acquired, selected, used, etc., depending on circumstances
  2. Capable of happening but of uncertain likelihood:
  3. Capable of happening, existing, or being true without contradicting proven facts, laws, or circumstances:
That can be used; fit, convenient, or ready for use
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  1. That can be used; fit, convenient, or ready for use
Easy to service
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  1. Easy to service
  2. (Archaic) Willing to serve
  3. That will give good service, esp. in hard use; durable
Acting directly to produce an effect:
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  1. Acting directly to produce an effect:
  2. Causing less waste or requiring less effort than comparable devices or methods. Used in combination:
  3. Producing a desired effect, product, etc. with a minimum of effort, expense, or waste; working well
Producing a definite or desired result; efficient
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  1. Producing a definite or desired result; efficient
  2. Existing in fact; actual:
  3. Prepared for use or action, especially in combat.
Of, for, used in, or taken up by work
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  1. Of, for, used in, or taken up by work
  2. Serving as a basis or guide for further work:
  3. Adequate for practical use:
Skilled or expert; proficient:
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  1. Skilled or expert; proficient:
  2. Acquired or brought to perfection by practice:
  3. Proficient through practice; experienced; skilled
Able to function personally or socially despite limitations or impairment:
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  1. Able to function personally or socially despite limitations or impairment:
  2. Designed for or adapted to a particular function or use:
  3. Useful or intended to be useful
Readily accessible or convenient in location:
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  1. Readily accessible or convenient in location:
  2. Easily used; saving time or work; convenient
  3. Easily or effectively used; convenient or useful:
Available for use; accessible or employable.
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  1. Available for use; accessible or employable.
  2. That can be used; usable; useful
  3. Serving a useful function; useful, functional or handy.
Easy to service
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  1. Easy to service
  2. (Archaic) Willing to serve
  3. That will give good service, esp. in hard use; durable
Being of practical use:
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  1. Being of practical use:
  2. That can be used to advantage; serviceable; helpful; beneficial; often, having practical utility
  3. Having a beneficial use; serviceable:
Stressing usefulness over beauty or other considerations
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  1. Stressing usefulness over beauty or other considerations
  2. Made for or aiming at utility
  3. Of, relating to, or in the interests of utility:
Without affectation; natural, sincere, etc.
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  1. Without affectation; natural, sincere, etc.
  2. Realistic or practical
  3. Not overly ornate; simple in style.
Difficult to endure; causing hardship or suffering:
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  1. Difficult to endure; causing hardship or suffering:
  2. Lacking in shade; undiminished:
  3. Stern, strict, or demanding:
  1. Stubborn; wilful.
  2. Shrewd and unsentimental; practical; matter-of-fact
  3. Realistic; pragmatic.
Straightforward or unemotional:
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  1. Straightforward or unemotional:
  2. Of, or relating to facts only; literal, realistic
  3. Sticking strictly to facts; literal, unimaginative, unemotional, prosaic, etc.
Determined by and emphasizing the features and characteristics of the object, or thing dealt with, rather than the thoughts and feelings of the artist, writer, or speaker
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  1. Determined by and emphasizing the features and characteristics of the object, or thing dealt with, rather than the thoughts and feelings of the artist, writer, or speaker
  2. Relating to or being an indicator of disease, such as a physical sign, laboratory test, or x-ray, that can be observed or verified by someone other than the person being evaluated.
  3. Of or having to do with a known or perceived object as distinguished from something existing only in the mind of the subject, or person thinking
Dealing with historical facts, esp. in their causal relationship
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  1. Dealing with historical facts, esp. in their causal relationship
  2. Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical.
  3. (Rare) Busy or active, esp. in a meddlesome way
(Law) Relating to affairs of state.
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  1. (Law) Relating to affairs of state.
  2. Arbuthnot
  3. Pragmatic; practical; businesslike
Lacking in imagination and spirit; dull.
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  1. Lacking in imagination and spirit; dull.
  2. Commonplace, dull and ordinary
  3. Of or like prose rather than poetry; often, specif., heavy, flat, unimaginative, etc.
Relating to the representation of objects, actions or conditions as they actually are or were.
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  1. Relating to the representation of objects, actions or conditions as they actually are or were.
  2. Tending to face facts; practical rather than visionary
  3. Tending to or expressing an awareness of things as they really are:
Not intoxicated or affected by the use of alcohol or drugs.
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  1. Not intoxicated or affected by the use of alcohol or drugs.
  2. Serious or staid in character or conduct:
  3. Temperate in any way; not extreme or extravagant
Facing facts and difficulties with strength and determination; realistic and resolute.
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  1. Facing facts and difficulties with strength and determination; realistic and resolute.
  2. Shrewd and unsentimental; practical; realistic
  3. Not distracted from actual facts by enticements, intimidation, or sentimentality; steadfast in one's actions, commitments, beliefs, etc.
Having no doubts or reservations; unquestioning:
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  1. Having no doubts or reservations; unquestioning:
  2. Necessarily or naturally involved though not plainly apparent or expressed; essentially a part or condition; inherent
  3. Contained in the nature of something though not readily apparent:
Of, pertaining to, or taking place in cyberspace or in virtual reality
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  1. Of, pertaining to, or taking place in cyberspace or in virtual reality
  2. Existing or resulting in essence or effect though not in actual fact, form, or name:
  3. (Computers) Created, simulated, or carried on by means of a computer or computer network:

Synonym Study

  • today it is but one of the practical applications of the science
  • Practicable is used of something that appears to be capable of being done or put into effect, but has not yet been developed or tried before the era of electronics, television did not seem practicable
  • Practical , when used of things, stresses usefulness and effectiveness as tested by actual experience, and when used of people, stresses a sensible, realistic approach to life or to the particular circumstances
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