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    What is the adjective for practical?

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    Um, practical is an adjective. The noun form would, I suppose, be practicality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Um, practical is an adjective. The noun form would, I suppose, be practicality.

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    Yes, and the not-too-popular "practicalness".

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    'Pactical' can be a noun of sorts- I'm taking a practical next week. Admittedly this is cheating a bit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    'Pactical' can be a noun of sorts- I'm taking a practical next week. Admittedly this is cheating a bit.
    Practical as noun is used by only BE, isn't it?

    practical: a lesson or exam in science or technology in which students have to do or make things, not just read or write about them.


    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    'Pactical' can be a noun of sorts- I'm taking a practical next week. Admittedly this is cheating a bit.
    Practical as noun is used by only BE, isn't it?

    practical: a lesson or exam in science or technology in which students have to do or make things, not just read or write about them.


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    It also exists in AE.

    Main Entry:2practical
    Pronunciation:*
    Function:noun
    Inflected Form:-s

    : an examination requiring demonstration of some practical skill

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