3. [syn: much, practically]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Practically \Prac"ti*cal*ly\, adv.
1. In a practical way; not theoretically; really; as, to look
at things practically; practically worthless.
2. By means of practice or use; by experience or experiment;
as, practically wise or skillful; practically acquainted
with a subject.
3. In practice or use; as, a medicine practically safe;
theoretically wrong, but practically right.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: almost; nearly; "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"
2: in a practical manner; "practically orientated institutions
such as business schools"; "a brilliant man but so
practically inept that he needed help to cross the road
3: (degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical
purposes but not completely; "much the same thing happened
every time"; "practically everything in Hinduism is the
manifestation of a god" [syn: much, practically]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
66 Moby Thesaurus words for "practically":
about, advantageously, advisably, all but, almost, appropriately,
approximately, approximatively, as good as, as much as, at bottom,
basically, clearly, congruously, conveniently, decently, desirably,
effectively, effectually, efficiently, essentially, expediently,
feasibly, fitly, fittingly, for practical purposes, functionally,
fundamentally, generally, generally speaking, handily, in effect,
in essence, in round numbers, just about, matter-of-factly,
morally, more or less, most, much, nearabout, nigh, opportunely,
profitably, properly, rationally, realistically, reasonably,
rightly, roughly, roughly speaking, roundly, say, seasonably,
sensibly, serviceably, simply, sortably, suitably, to advantage,
to good effect, to good use, to profit, usefully, virtually,