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Main Entry: vis·ta
Etymology: Italian, sight, from visto, past participle of vedere to see, from Latin vidEre — more at WIT
1 : a distant view through or along an avenue or opening : PROSPECT
2 : an extensive mental view (as over a stretch of time or a series of events)
Main Entry: 1prac·ti·cal
Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin practicus, from Greek praktikos, from prassein to pass over, fare, do; akin to Greek peran to pass through — more at FARE
1 a : of, relating to, or manifested in practice or action : not theoretical or ideal <a practical question> <for all practical purposes> b : being such in practice or effect : VIRTUAL <a practical failure>
2 : actively engaged in some course of action or occupation <a practical farmer>
3 : capable of being put to use or account : USEFUL <he had a practical knowledge of French>
4 a : disposed to action as opposed to speculation or abstraction b (1) : qualified by practice or practical training <a good practical mechanic> (2) : designed to supplement theoretical training by experience
5 : concerned with voluntary action and ethical decisions <practical reason>
– prac·ti·cal·i·ty /"prak-ti-'ka-l&-tE/ noun
– prac·ti·cal·ness /'prak-ti-k&l-n&s/ noun
Hopefully Vista will just turn out to be XP what ME was to 98.