Impractical vs Empractical - What's the difference?

impractical | empractical |


As adjectives the difference between impractical and empractical

is that impractical is not practical; impracticable while empractical is (linguistics) of or relating to a form of communication that is incidental to some practical activity, characterized by fragmentary utterances and more silence than a conversation.

impractical

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not practical; impracticable.
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  • Usage notes

    * Said of people, theories, philosophies, etc.

    Antonyms

    * practical

    Derived terms

    * impracticality * impractically * impracticalness

    empractical

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (linguistics) Of or relating to a form of communication that is incidental to some practical activity, characterized by fragmentary utterances and more silence than a conversation.
  • A surgeon performing an operation may make empractical utterances to her assistant to request tools, such as "scalpel".

    See also

    * symphysical * sympractical * synsemantic