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prag·ma·tism

(prăg′mə-tĭz′əm)
n.
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 or truth value 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.

prag′ma·tist n.
prag′ma·tis′tic adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
Translations

pragmatist

[ˈprægmətɪst] Npragmatista mf

pragmatist

[ˈprægmətɪst] npragmatiste m/f

pragmatist

nPragmatiker(in) m(f)
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