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ADVERB (3)

1. almost; nearly;
- Example: "practically the first thing I saw when I got off the train"
- Example: "he was practically the only guest at the party"
- Example: "there was practically no garden at all"

2. in a practical manner;
- Example: "practically orientated institutions such as business schools"
- Example: "a brilliant man but so practically inept that he needed help to cross the road safely"

3. (degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical purposes but not completely;
- Example: "much the same thing happened every time"
- Example: "practically everything in Hinduism is the manifestation of a god"
[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. [1913 Webster] 2. By means of practice or use; by experience or experiment; as, practically wise or skillful; practically acquainted with a subject. [1913 Webster] 3. In practice or use; as, a medicine practically safe; theoretically wrong, but practically right. [1913 Webster] 4. Almost. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

practically 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 safely" 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, well-nigh