- The definition of pragmatic is practical or logical.
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: L pragmaticus, skilled inch(es) business or law from Glassical Greek pragmatikos from pragma, business, origin, originally a thing done from prassein, to do
- pragmatically adverb
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- Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical.
- Philosophy Of or relating to pragmatism.
- 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.
- Archaic a. Active; busy.b. Active in an officious or meddlesome way.c. Dogmatic; dictatorial.
- A pragmatic sanction.
- Archaic A meddler; a busybody.
Origin: Latin prāgmaticus, skilled in business, from Greek prāgmatikos, from prāgma, prāgmat-, deed, from prāssein, prāg-, to do.
- prag·matˈi·cal adjective
- prag·matˈi·cal·ly adverb