practical etymology

English word practical comes from English -al, English practic

Detailed word origin of practical

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-al English (eng) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
practic English (eng) A person concerned with action or practice, as opposed to one concerned with theory. (archaic) Practical.. (obsolete) Cunning, crafty.
practical English (eng) Based on practice or action rather than theory or hypothesis. Being likely to be effective and applicable to a real situation; able to be put to use. Of a person, having skills or knowledge that are practical (British) A part of an exam or series of exams in which the candidate has to demonstrate their practical ability.

Words with the same origin as practical

Descendants of -al
additional approval arrival betrayal chemical confidential critical cultural disposal emotional historical identical lex logical magical mechanical mental political professional proposal rehearsal serial survival traditional