An example of pragmatic is a situation solved entirely by logic and reason.
- busy or active, esp. in a meddlesome way
- dogmatic; opinionated
- having to do with the affairs of a state or community
- concerned with actual practice, everyday affairs, etc., not with theory or speculation; practical
- dealing with historical facts, esp. in their causal relationship
- of or having to do with philosophical pragmatism
Origin of pragmaticClassical Latin pragmaticus, skilled in business or law ; from Classical Greek pragmatikos ; from pragma, business, origin, originally a thing done ; from prassein, to do
- Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical.
- Philosophy Of or relating to pragmatism.
- Linguistics Of or relating to pragmatics.
- 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.
Origin of pragmaticLatin pr&amacron;gmaticus, skilled in business, from Greek pr&amacron;gmatikos, from pr&amacron;gma, pr&amacron;gmat-, deed, from pr&amacron;ssein, pr&amacron;g-, to do.
(comparative more pragmatic, superlative most pragmatic)
From French pragmatique, from Late Latin pragmaticus (“relating to civil affair; in Latin, as a noun, a person versed in the law who furnished arguments and points to advocates and orators, a kind of attorney"), from Ancient Greek Ï€ÏÎ±Î³Î¼Î±Ï„Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (pragmatikÃ³s, “active, versed in affairs"), from Ï€Ïá¾¶Î³Î¼Î± (pragma, “a thing done, a fact"), in plural Ï€ÏÎ¬Î³Î¼Î±Ï„Î± (prÃ¡gmata, “affairs, state affairs, public business, etc."), from Ï€ÏÎ¬ÏƒÏƒÎµÎ¹Î½ (prassein, “to do") (whence English practical).