Practical vs Future - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between practical and future

is that practical is (british) a part of an exam or series of exams in which the candidate has to demonstrate their practical ability while future is the time ahead; those moments yet to be experienced.

As adjectives the difference between practical and future

is that practical is based on practice or action rather than theory or hypothesis while future is having to do with or occurring in the future.

practical

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (British) A part of an exam or series of exams in which the candidate has to demonstrate their practical ability
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Based on practice or action rather than theory or hypothesis
  • Jack didn't get an engineering degree, but has practical knowledge of metalworking.
  • Being likely to be effective and applicable to a real situation; able to be put to use
  • Jack's knowledge has the practical benefit of giving us useful prototype parts.
  • Of a person, having skills or knowledge that are practical
  • All in all, Jack's a very practical chap

    Antonyms

    * (based on practice or action) theoretical * (being likely to effective and applicable to a real situation) impractical * (of a person) impractical

    Derived terms

    * practicality * practically

    future

    English

    (wikipedia future)

    Noun

  • The time ahead; those moments yet to be experienced.
  • Something that will happen in moments yet to come.
  • Goodness in what is yet to come/Something to look forward to.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Revenge of the nerds , passage=Think of banking today and the image is of grey-suited men in towering skyscrapers. Its future , however, is being shaped in converted warehouses and funky offices in San Francisco, New York and London, where bright young things in jeans and T-shirts huddle around laptops, sipping lattes or munching on free food.}}
  • (grammar) Verb tense used to talk about events that will happen in the future; future tense.
  • (finance) A standardized, tradable agreement between two parties that one will sell and the other will buy a specific commodity at a specific later date and a specific price.
  • Usage notes

    * (finance) The one who agrees to, at a future date, sell the commodity is considered to be selling the future; the other buys it. * (finance) A non-standardized contract to buy and sell in future is called forward or forward contract.

    Coordinate terms

    * (finance) forward

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having to do with or occurring in the future.
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  • *:So this was my future home, I thought! Certainly it made a brave picture. I had seen similar ones fired-in on many a Heidelberg stein. Backed by towering hills,a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
  • Derived terms

    * futurism * futurist * futuristic * retro future 1000 English basic words ----