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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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pragmatic

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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.
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Translations

pragmatic

[prægˈmætɪk] ADJpragmático
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pragmatic

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

adj, pragmatically
advpragmatisch
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pragmatic

[prægˈmætɪk] adjpragmatico/a
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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.
One of perhaps the simplest of human qualities, and probably underrated, is that we as a species are pragmatic. That is, 'dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.' It is this pragmatic way of thinking and acting that unites us with the 'Beasts of the Jungle.'
Murphy believes Neville is a "pragmatic" coach like Benitez and he also fears more offensivelyminded candidates like Mikel Arteta and Giovanni van Bronckhorst might not succeed without adding quality to the squad.
This study explores teachers' and students' perceptions of effectiveness of core concepts of pragmatics for developing students' pragmatic communicative competence.
With the birth of Nigerian Pragmatic Association, pragmatics (study of language use) is no longer an inner-room business of a reclusive underdog in Nigeria; rather, it is a Nigeria-networked discipline with standards consistent with the current-minute standards in the global spread.
* Muhlbauer, a supplier of RFID and smart label production and personalization solutions, and PragmatIC, a developer of ultra low-cost flexible electronics, have announced a strategic partnership to deliver solutions that support the integration of PragmatIC's flexible integrated circuits (FlexICs).
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