1 pragmatic, useful, usable or useable, functional, realistic, reasonable, sound, utilitarian, applicable, serviceable, empirical, efficient:
Whether the device is practical will depend on its cost effectiveness.
2 sensible, reasonable, common-sense or common-sensical, everyday, ordinary, down-to-earth, expedient, matter-of-fact, mundane, business-like, hard-headed, judicious, Colloq hard-nosed:
Put theory aside and focus on a practical solution to the problem.
3 applied, field, hands-on, personal, everyday:
She has had practical experience in nursing the elderly.