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prag·mat·ics

 (prăg-măt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. The study of language as it is used in a social context, including its effect on the interlocutors.
2. The branch of semiotics that deals with the relationship between signs, especially words and other elements of language, and their users.

pragmatics

(præɡˈmætɪks)
n (functioning as singular)
1. (Linguistics) the study of those aspects of language that cannot be considered in isolation from its use
2. (Linguistics) the study of the relation between symbols and those who use them

prag•mat•ics

(prægˈmæt ɪks)

n.
1. (used with a pl. v.) practical considerations.
2. (used with a sing. v.) a branch of semiotics dealing with the causal and other relations between words, expressions, or symbols and their users.
3. (used with a sing. v.) a branch of linguistics dealing with language in its situational context, including the knowledge and beliefs of the speaker and the relationship and interaction between speaker and listener.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pragmatics - the study of language use
linguistics - the scientific study of language
Translations
pragmatika
pragmatika
pragmatikk

pragmatics

[prægˈmætɪks] NSINGpragmática f
the pragmatics of the job in handlas tareas prácticas del trabajo a realizar

pragmatics

[prægˈmætɪks] npragmatique f
References in classic literature ?
When the Inquiring Soul had completed his course of instruction he declared himself the Ahkoond of Swat, fell into the baleful habit of standing on his head, and swore that the mother who bore him was a pragmatic paralogism.
For all his pragmatic certitude, it seemed as if he watched the play and movement of life in the hope of discovering something more about it, of discerning in its maddest writhings a something which had hitherto escaped him,--the key to its mystery, as it were, which would make all clear and plain.
For twenty years past," he says, "I have mistrusted 'consciousness' as an entity; for seven or eight years past I have suggested its non-existence to my students, and tried to give them its pragmatic equivalent in realities of experience.
One of them--his name was Stick-to-the-right--perceived in my face, I suppose, a species of sympathy and almost admiration, which, to my own great surprise, I could not help feeling for this pragmatic couple.
Doing Pragmatics Interculturally: Cognitive, Philosophical, and Sociopragmatic Perspectives
Research in the area of interlanguage pragmatics (ILP) has examined the study abroad (SA) context as a potential environment for second language (L2) learners' pragmatic development--for a recent overview on pragmatic gains from SA, see Xiao (2015).
Francisco Melo, vice-president and general manager, global RFID, Avery Dennison said: With PragmatICs technology, there is the potential to extend the use of unique item-level digital identities to improve consumer experiences in a number of new segments, such as fast-moving consumer goods.
one combining the tools and methods of book history, manuscript studies, traditional philology, historical pragmatics and discourse analysis) permits a better understanding of the ways in which medieval readers made sense of the manuscript page.
This paper deals with some core concepts in pragmatics stylistics which are relevant to understand and interpret a poetic text.
Later, as a more advanced and matured student, I discovered, initially quite skeptically, pragmatics, which was still fairly new on the scene - well, and you know what has happened since.