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