Pragmatic meaning

prăg-măt'ĭk
The definition of pragmatic is practical or logical.

An example of pragmatic is a situation solved entirely by logic and reason.

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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.
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Of or relating to pragmatism.
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Concerned with actual practice, everyday affairs, etc., not with theory or speculation; practical.
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A pragmatic sanction.
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Having to do with the affairs of a state or community.
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Dealing with historical facts, esp. in their causal relationship.
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Of or having to do with philosophical pragmatism.
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Practical, concerned with making decisions and actions that are useful in practice, not just theory.

The sturdy furniture in the student lounge was pragmatic, but unattractive.

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Philosophical; dealing with causes, reasons, and effects, rather than with details and circumstances; said of literature.
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Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical.
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Of or relating to pragmatics.
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Origin of pragmatic

  • Latin prāgmaticus skilled in business from Greek prāgmatikos from prāgma prāgmat- deed from prāssein prāg- to do
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 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 πραγματικός (pragmatikós, “active, versed in affairs"), from πρᾶγμα (pragma, “a thing done, a fact"), in plural πράγματα (prágmata, “affairs, state affairs, public business, etc."), from πράσσειν (prassein, “to do") (whence English practical).
    From Wiktionary