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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.
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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
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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.
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pragmatics[prægˈmætɪks] NSING → pragmática f
the pragmatics of the job in hand → las tareas prácticas del trabajo a realizar
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pragmatics[prægˈmætɪks] n → pragmatique f
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