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prag·mat·ic

 (prăg-măt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical.
2. Philosophy Of or relating to pragmatism.
3. Linguistics Of or relating to pragmatics.
4. Relating to or being the study of cause and effect in historical or political events with emphasis on the practical lessons to be learned from them.
n.
A pragmatic sanction.

[Latin prāgmaticus, skilled in business, from Greek prāgmatikos, from prāgma, prāgmat-, deed, from prāssein, prāg-, to do.]

prag·mat′i·cal adj.
prag·mat′i·cal·ly adv.

pragmatic

(præɡˈmætɪk)
adj
1. advocating behaviour that is dictated more by practical consequences than by theory or dogma
2. (Philosophy) philosophy of or relating to pragmatism
3. involving everyday or practical business
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or concerned with the affairs of a state or community
5. rare interfering or meddlesome; officious
Also (for senses 3, 5): pragmatical
[C17: from Late Latin prāgmaticus, from Greek prāgmatikos from pragma act, from prattein to do]
pragˌmatiˈcality n
pragˈmatically adv

prag•mat•ic

(prægˈmæt ɪk)

adj.
1. concerned with practical considerations or consequences; having a practical point of view.
2. of or pertaining to philosophical pragmatism.
3. of or pertaining to pragmatics.
4. treating historical phenomena with special reference to their causes, antecedent conditions, and results.
5. of or pertaining to the affairs of a state or community.
6. Archaic.
a. busy; active.
b. officious; meddlesome.
c. dogmatic; opinionated.
n. Also, prag•mat′i•cal (for defs. 1, 2, 5).
[1580–90; < Latin prāgmaticus < Greek prāgmatikós practical =prāgmat- (s. of prâgma) deed, state business (derivative of prassein to do, fare; compare practical) + -ikos -ic]
prag•mat′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pragmatic - an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land
imperial decree - a decree issued by a sovereign ruler
Adj.1.pragmatic - concerned with practical matters; "a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem"; "a matter-of-fact account of the trip"
practical - concerned with actual use or practice; "he is a very practical person"; "the idea had no practical application"; "a practical knowledge of Japanese"; "woodworking is a practical art"
2.pragmatic - of or concerning the theory of pragmatism
3.pragmatic - guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory; "a hardheaded appraisal of our position"; "a hard-nosed labor leader"; "completely practical in his approach to business"; "not ideology but pragmatic politics"
realistic - aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are; "a realistic description"; "a realistic view of the possibilities"; "a realistic appraisal of our chances"; "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"

pragmatic

pragmatic

adjective
Having or indicating an awareness of things as they really are:
noun
Archaic. A person given to intruding in other people's affairs:
Informal: kibitzer.
Slang: buttinsky.
Translations

pragmatic

[prægˈmætɪk] ADJpragmático

pragmatic

[prægˈmætɪk] adj [approach, solution, look] → pragmatique

pragmatic

adj, pragmatically
advpragmatisch

pragmatic

[prægˈmætɪk] adjpragmatico/a
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Application of a pragmatics stylistics model helps to create situations for the development of the pragmatic competence of EFL learners who often lack practical opportunities.
Taguchi, 2006, 2011), some studies instead opted to compare pragmatic strategies used by learners and native speakers (NSs) (e.
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According to the importance of grammatical structure comprehension skills for foreign learners of Arabic, these skills should be developed through a program based on the Pragmatic theory since this theory is concerned with the discoursal interaction in the speech situation.