practically

adverb
prac·​ti·​cal·​ly | \ ˈprak-ti-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce practically (audio) \

Definition of practically

1 : in a practical manner look practically at the problem
2 : almost, nearly practically everyone

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Synonyms for practically

Synonyms

about, all but, almost, borderline, fair [chiefly British], fairly, feckly [chiefly Scottish], more or less, most, much, near, nearly, next to, nigh, somewhere, virtually, well-nigh

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Examples of practically in a Sentence

The room's ceiling was so low that we practically had to crawl. I talk to him practically everyday. The project is practically complete. Football is practically a religion in some places. Practically speaking, Alaska is too far to go for just a few days.
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The horror story practically writes itself: hacked pacemakers and insulin pumps. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Design a Network That Lives Inside Your Body," 13 Mar. 2019 The surface similarities between the two middle movies’ plots practically write themselves: both films are older, darker second installments in a prequel series where the opening salvo was derided as too kid-centric. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the franchise’s Attack of the Clones when it should be The Last Jedi," 27 Nov. 2018 As a celebrity offspring, it was practically written in the stars that Baldwin would be in the spotlight. refinery29.com, "Hailey Baldwin's Beauty Evolution, From Teen Belieber To Actual Fiancée Of Bieber," 10 July 2018 The newest entrant in the custom desktop landscape practically wrote the book on extreme cooling. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Water-cooling specialist EKWB starts selling complete custom gaming PCs," 20 Apr. 2018 In addition to conditioning network use upon waiver of the user's First Amendment rights, these terms are practically impossible to interpret objectively, and are inherently up to the whim of a bureaucrat's discretion. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "FCC Republican claims municipal broadband is threat to First Amendment," 30 Oct. 2018 Inside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, priceless works by the likes of David Hockney and Diego Rivera are practically neighbors. Jeremy Kinser, Town & Country, "Is This Star-Studded LACMA Party the Art World's American Idol?," 17 Mar. 2019 Vos, who had practically lived on two wheels since the age of five, was forced to stop riding for six months, confronting her hardest challenge yet—stepping off the bike. Outside Online, "Marianne Vos Is the Boss," 15 May 2018 Here's a closer look at the challenges ahead for Real Madrid: REPLACING RONALDO Replacing the Portugal forward — voted the world's best player for the last two years — will be practically impossible. Tales Azzoni, chicagotribune.com, "Real Madrid prepare for life without Ronaldo," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of practically

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 Apr 2019

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The first known use of practically was in 1571

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practically

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of practically

: almost or nearly
: in a way that is reasonable or logical : in a practical way

practically

adverb
prac·​ti·​cal·​ly | \ ˈprak-ti-kə-lē How to pronounce practically (audio) \

Kids Definition of practically

1 : almost It rained practically all night.
2 : in a way that is reasonable or logical Practically speaking, it's too far to drive.

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