Unpractical

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Unpractical Not practical; impractical. "Unpractical questions.""I like him none the less for being unpractical ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unpractical Not practical. Inclined to give time and attention to matters of speculation and theory rather than to those of practice, action, or utility; careless about things merely profitable; hence, unfitted to deal with realities.
    • unpractical Not dictated by or in harmony with experience in actual work: as, an unpractical scheme. Synonyms See impracticable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unpractical un-prak′ti-kal not practical, disinclined to give attention to things immediately useful or profitable: not workable in detail
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Usage

In literature:

Brutus, as far as the public service was concerned, was an unpractical, useless man.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
They seemed to him to be unpractical creatures.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
The struggles of his unpractical mind were painful.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
The following sections will show that this tendency is unwarranted and unpractical.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
The cuckoo seems such an unpractical and inefficient bird that it is interesting to see it doing things.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
I am too unpractical, I know, but she isn't unpractical enough.
"The Benefactress" by Elizabeth Beauchamp
Some energetically practical; others dreamily unpractical.
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
Of course, I know that I run the risk of being thought indolent and unpractical.
"The Thread of Gold" by Arthur Christopher Benson
The John Jenkins had a family of one daughter and five extravagant and unpractical sons.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Well, it is unpractical.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
One has such romantic, unpractical ideas till one really tries it.
"Four Ghost Stories" by Mrs. Molesworth
Eugene would not have thought to do this, he was so careless and unpractical.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
What wonder that, however unpractically, she had made an appeal to one whose heart she had divined better than she knew?
"The Torch Bearer" by Reina Melcher Marquis
It is not an unpractical comment.
"The Sources Of Religious Insight" by Josiah Royce
The plotting of a murder is erroneously presumed by the unpracticed to be an affair of hushed voices and deeply closeted conspirators.
"The Tempering" by Charles Neville Buck
I had an Irish cook, an honest woman if ever there was one, faithful, and of a religion as sincere as it was unpractical.
"Friend Mac Donald" by Max O'Rell
It will, of course, be said that such a scheme as is set forth here is quite unpractical, and goes against human nature.
"Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man" by Oscar Wilde
At this time no unpracticed eye would have detected any change in him.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 9" by Various
The Englishman is unpracticed, yet there's an unmistakable sense of command about him.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
At the same time he was full of schemes, practical and unpractical.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
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In science:

Although one-time pad encrypted files can be sent through Internet channels, the need for renewing shared secret keys have made this method unpractical.
Secure sharing of random bits over the Internet
One way to select k is to compare DT and DT ,k,ν , but the long computation times required to obtain DT make those comparisons unpractical.
The random Tukey depth
However, with many elements this procedure is very unpractical and time consuming.
Angular Momentum of Electromagnetic Radiation. Fundamental physics applied to the radio domain for innovative studies of space and development of new concepts in wireless communications
This is of course provided that we do not physically move the antennas which would be extremely unpractical.
Angular Momentum of Electromagnetic Radiation. Fundamental physics applied to the radio domain for innovative studies of space and development of new concepts in wireless communications
This makes dish antennas unpractical and very costly.
Angular Momentum of Electromagnetic Radiation. Fundamental physics applied to the radio domain for innovative studies of space and development of new concepts in wireless communications
However, recording 32 bits for each instruction may need hundreds of GByte per second, which is unpractical for state-of-the-art I/O and memory interfaces.
RepTFD: Replay Based Transient Fault Detection
If instead d is scaled in order to keep r/d constant, the results are unpractical: if the system used in the Venice experiment is scaled, for example, to satellite distances in the order of 103 Km, then a hypothetical Rx array would have a size d in the order of 10 Km.
Comment on 'Encoding many channels on the same frequency through radio vorticity: first experimental test'
Unfortunately, for difficult problems, the algorithms become fairly complicated and the use of sophisticated data structures yields unpractical algorithms.
Randomization yields simple O(n log star n) algorithms for difficult Omega(n) problems
Some perfect sampling algorithms for point processes are based on an extension of CFTP known as coupling into and from the past; for completeness, we give a read-once version of coupling into and from the past, but it remains unpractical.
How to Couple from the Past Using a Read-Once Source of Randomness
This turns out to be rather unpractical, at least when one is aiming for the needed Planck-scale sensitivity.
A perspective on Quantum Gravity Phenomenology
Despite its great theoretical value, Folner’s Criterion is often very unpractical.
A new metric criterion for non-amenability III: Non-amenability of R.Thompson's group F
Full jet reconstruction in A+A collisions with standard jet algorithms is unpractical at RHIC energies due to the overwhelming background of soft particles in the underlying event.
Jet quenching: RHIC results and phenomenology
Although very slow in many realistic regimes and as a consequence probably unpractical for everyday use, a few algorithms to compute exact probability distribution functions for motif occurrences are known.
Faster exact Markovian probability functions for motif occurrences: a DFA-only approach
The only limitation is that the order m of the Markov model employed should be 6 3; in fact, for m > 4 the algorithm becomes unpractical, due to large computational times and, more crucially, to excessive memory requirements.
Faster exact Markovian probability functions for motif occurrences: a DFA-only approach
However, this approach is obviously unpractical for large U , and moreover it is likely that perturbation theory is not convergent.
Interacting fermions in one dimension: from weak to strong correlation
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