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noun practicality pronunciation in American English /ˌpræktɪˈkæləti/ 
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pluralpracticalities
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the quality of being effective, useful, or suitable for a particular purpose or situation

    No one's work compares with hers for its practicality or efficiency.

    a living room with both practicality and elegance

  2. 2
    [uncountable] a sensible attitude toward making decisions and plans

    My sense of practicality always stops me from buying any really exciting clothes.

  3. 3

    practicalities

    [plural] the real facts or details of a situation, rather than ideas or theories

    the practicalities of living at sea

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