concrete (personality)

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It was on that day that Etgar Gezer became a philosopher himself. Not in the manner of Professor Tendler, who taught theories up at the university on the mountain, but, like his father, practical and concrete. Etgar would not finish high school or go to college [...]

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What does 'concrete' mean when describing personality?

How is it different from 'practical'?

Please help. Thank you.
  • PaulQ

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    English - England
    concrete = based in reality not in imagination.

    Here, concrete is the converse of abstract.
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