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1. Of or pertaining to practice or action.

2. Capable of being turned to use or account; useful, in distinction from ideal or theoretical; as, practical chemistry. Man's practical understanding. . For all practical purposes. .

3. Evincing practice or skill; capable of applying knowledge to some useful end; as, a practical man; a practical mind.

4. Derived from practice; as, practical skill. Practical joke, a joke put in practice; a joke the fun of which consists in something done, in distinction from something said; especially, a trick played upon a person.

Origin: L. Practicus active, Gr. Fit for doing or performing, practical, active, fr. To do, work, effect: cf. F. Pratique, formerly also practique. Cf. Pragmatic, Practice.

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Apology to DNLee

... have different communication styles; and that Alan went for an informal friendly style is fine. It's still a good and prompt apology and the right practical steps taken as well. This isn't a complaint, but something that made me chuckle. It was jarring to read that closing: ... and hope the future ...

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by ChrisHoStuart
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apology to DNLee
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Re: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... In fact, it is too late for that, but every day that goes by just makes it worse, and the fact that it is a long weekend will be irrelevant from a practical standpoint.

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by Steerpike
Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
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Views: 61835

Re: Want to do NMR data analysis ....

... at a specific resonance frequency which depends on the strength of the magnetic field and the magnetic properties of the isotope of the atoms; in practical applications, the frequency is similar to VHF and UHF television broadcasts (60–1000 MHz). NMR allows the observation of specific quantum ...

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by danielhuerta
Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Bioinformatics
Topic: Want to do NMR data analysis ....
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Effects of SA; V ration on the rate of diffusion

Hello, Im doing this practical in my year 12 class and my textbook the school supplied does not have the answers to my questions. Pretty Please answer them as these questions need to be done to pass the assignment. So could you please ...

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by patrick987
Sun May 12, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Effects of SA; V ration on the rate of diffusion
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Views: 2194

Re: Origins of life

... of feet of water. Also, in 1 Kings 9:26 we see King Solomon building a fleet of ships on the shore of the Rea Sea in the land of Edom—hardly practical if the body of water known as the Red Sea is merely a marshy area or small shallow lake. Clearly, the body of water yam suph refers to can ...

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by defenderoffaith
Thu May 02, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origins of life
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