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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 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.
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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
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pragmatist[ˈprægmətɪst] N → pragmatista mf
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pragmatist[ˈprægmətɪst] n → pragmatiste m/f
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n → Pragmatiker(in) m(f)
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