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Practical vs. Technical

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Practicalnoun

(British) A part of an exam or series of exams in which the candidate has to demonstrate their practical ability

Technicaladjective

Of or pertaining to the useful or mechanic arts, or to any academic, legal, science, engineering, business, or the like terminology with specific and precise meaning or (frequently, as a degree of distinction) shades of meaning; specially appropriate to any art, science or engineering field, or business

‘The words of an indictment must be technical.’;

Practicaladjective

Based on practice or action rather than theory or hypothesis

‘Jack didn't get an engineering degree, but has practical knowledge of metalworking.’;

Technicaladjective

(of a person) Technically-minded; adept with science and technology.

Practicaladjective

Being likely to be effective and applicable to a real situation; able to be put to use

‘Jack's knowledge has the practical benefit of giving us useful prototype parts.’;

Technicaladjective

Relating to, or requiring, technique.

‘The performance showed technical virtuosity, but lacked inspiration.’;

Practicaladjective

Of a person, having skills or knowledge that are practical

‘All in all, Jack's a very practical chap.’;

Technicaladjective

Requiring advanced techniques for successful completion.

Practicaladjective

Of or pertaining to practice or action.

Technicaladjective

(securities and other markets) Relating to the internal mechanics of a market rather than more basic factors.

‘The market had a technical rally, due to an oversold condition.’;

Practicaladjective

Capable of being turned to use or account; useful, in distinction from ideal or theoretical; as, practical chemistry.

Technicaladjective

In the strictest sense, but not practically or meaningfully.

‘Crossing the front lawn of that house to get to the mailbox was a technical trespass.’;

Practicaladjective

Evincing practice or skill; capable of applying knowledge to some useful end; as, a practical man; a practical mind.

Technicalnoun

A pickup truck with a gun mounted on it.

Practicaladjective

Derived from practice; as, practical skill.

Technicalnoun

(basketball) A technical foul: a violation of sportsmanlike conduct, not involving physical contact.

Practicaladjective

concerned with actual use or practice;

‘he is a very practical person’; ‘the idea had no practical application’; ‘a practical knowledge of Japanese’; ‘woodworking is a practical art’;

Technicalnoun

(video games) A special move in certain fighting games that cancels out the effect of an opponent's attack.

Practicaladjective

guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory;

‘a hardheaded appraisal of our position’; ‘a hard-nosed labor leader’; ‘completely practical in his approach to business’; ‘not ideology but pragmatic politics’;

Technicaladjective

Of or pertaining to the useful or mechanic arts, or to any science, business, or the like; specially appropriate to any art, science, or business; as, the words of an indictment must be technical.

Practicaladjective

being actually such in almost every respect;

‘a practical failure’; ‘the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin’;

Technicalnoun

a pickup truck with a gun mounted on it

Practicaladjective

having or put to a practical purpose or use;

‘practical mathematics’; ‘practical applications of calculus’;

Technicalnoun

(basketball) a foul that that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct; does not usually involve physical contact during play

Practicaladjective

of or concerned with the actual doing or use of something rather than with theory and ideas

‘there are two obvious practical applications of the research’;

Technicaladjective

of or relating to technique;

‘technical innovation in recent novels’; ‘technical details’;

Practicaladjective

(of an idea, plan, or method) likely to succeed or be effective in real circumstances; feasible

‘neither of these strategies are practical for smaller businesses’;

Technicaladjective

characterizing or showing skill in or specialized knowledge of applied arts and sciences;

‘a technical problem’; ‘highly technical matters hardly suitable for the general public’; ‘a technical report’; ‘producing the A-bomb was a challenge to the technical people of this country’; ‘technical training’; ‘technical language’;

Practicaladjective

suitable for a particular purpose

‘a practical, stylish kitchen’;

Technicaladjective

of or relating to proficiency in a practical skill;

‘no amount of technical skill and craftsmanship can take the place of vital interest’;

Practicaladjective

(of a person) sensible and realistic in their approach to a situation or problem

‘I'm merely being practical—we must find a ground-floor flat’;

Technicaladjective

of or relating to a practical subject that is organized according to scientific principles;

‘technical college’; ‘technological development’;

Practicaladjective

(of a person) skilled at manual tasks

‘Steve'll fix it—he's quite practical’;

Technicaladjective

resulting from or dependent on market factors rather than fundamental economic considerations;

‘analysts content that the stock market is due for a technical rally’; ‘the fall is only a technical correction’;

Practicaladjective

so nearly the case that it can be regarded as so; virtual

‘for all practical purposes, she's his girlfriend’;

Technicaladjective

of production of chemicals for commercial purposes especially on a large scale;

‘technical (or commercial) sulfuric acid’;

Practicalnoun

an examination or lesson in which theories and procedures learned are applied to the actual making or doing of something.

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