Pronunciation: (prak'tik-lē), [key]
1. in effect; virtually: It is practically useless to protest.
2. in a practical manner: to think practically.
3. from a practical point of view: Practically speaking, the plan is not very promising.
4. almost; nearly: Their provisions were practically gone.
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