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noun practicality pronunciation in American English /ˌpræktɪˈkæləti/
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  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


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


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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