Enlightenment vs Practical - What's the difference?

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As a proper noun enlightenment

is (definite article) a 17th and 18th-century philosophical movement in european history; the age of enlightenment or age of reason emphasizing rationalism.

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.

As an adjective practical is

based on practice or action rather than theory or hypothesis.

enlightenment

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • An act of enlightening, or the state of being enlightened or instructed.
  • A concept in spirituality, philosophy and psychology related to achieving clarity of perception, reason and knowledge.
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  • Synonyms

    * epiphany * satori

    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