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1. Philosophy A movement consisting of varying but associated theories, originally developed by Charles S. Peirce and William James and distinguished by the doctrine that the meaning of an idea or a proposition lies in its observable practical consequences.
2. A practical, matter-of-fact way of approaching or assessing situations or of solving problems.
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|Noun||1.||pragmatist - an adherent of philosophical pragmatism|
realist - a philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them
|2.||pragmatist - a person who takes a practical approach to problems and is concerned primarily with the success or failure of her actions|
realist - a person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly