Authentic vs Practical - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between authentic and practical
is that authentic
is of the same origin as claimed; genuine while practical
is based on practice or action rather than theory or hypothesis.
As a noun practical is
(british) a part of an exam or series of exams in which the candidate has to demonstrate their practical ability.
* authentical, authentick, authenticke, authentique (all archaic)
Of the same origin as claimed; genuine.
Conforming to reality and therefore worthy of trust, reliance, or belief.
- The experts confirmed it was an authentic signature.
- The report was completely authentic .
(music, of a Gregorian mode) Having the final as the lowest note of the mode.
- an authentic''' writer; an '''authentic''' portrait; '''authentic information
* (of the claimed origin) genuine, real, bonafide, bona fide, unfaked
* (conforming to fact) reliable, trustworthy, credible, unfaked
* (not of the claimed origin) phony, fake; ingenuine
(British) A part of an exam or series of exams in which the candidate has to demonstrate their practical ability
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
- Jack didn't get an engineering degree, but has practical knowledge of metalworking.
Of a person, having skills or knowledge that are practical
- Jack's knowledge has the practical benefit of giving us useful prototype parts.
- All in all, Jack's a very practical chap
* (based on practice or action) theoretical
* (being likely to effective and applicable to a real situation) impractical
* (of a person) impractical