Noun(1) an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land
Adjective(1) concerned with practical matters, or pragmatic(2) of or concerning the theory of pragmatism(3) guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
(1) This is how what linguists term pragmatic markers have arisen in languages worldwide.(2) Furthermore, they generate the same pragmatic implicatures.(3) He praised the practical and pragmatic approach of the college in developing a curriculum of courses designed to help students get on in the workplace.(4) As a philosopher, he was known for offering a commonsense, pragmatic approach to those theoretical issues that he knew required clarity.(5) Indeed, for a pragmatic libertarian, the political landscape out there is pretty depressing at the moment.(6) But for all his intellectual gifts, his kingship was essentially pragmatic .(7) Or maybe he was never as pragmatic as I had given him credit for being.(8) It favors pragmatic solutions over political partisanship and centrist positions over extreme ideology.(9) The Democrats decided they needed a different, more pragmatic approach in order to win.(10) Nationalist fundamentalism as a basis for French policy gave way to pragmatic intergovernmentalism.(11) This policy was based on two pragmatic considerations, and no guerilla organisation would overlook these.(12) The contextualist / pragmatic outlook provokes anxieties of its own.(13) He saw the pragmatic account of meaning as a method for clearing up metaphysics and aiding scientific inquiry.(14) I discuss in relation to cross-cultural spoken and written data two such features, and argue that they may well lead to some form of pragmatic failure.(15) This is a programme that any pragmatic centre-right government could be proud of.(16) All three authors point out that as a composer Stravinsky was very pragmatic .
(1) pragmatic approach :: pragmatischer Ansatz
1. practical ::
2. matter-of-fact ::
sich an Tatsachen haltend
3. hardheaded ::
5. pragmatic sanction ::
1. idealistic ::
2. impractical ::
3. visionary ::
pragmatic, pragmatical, pragmatics
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You've always struck me
as a very PRAGMATIC man.
Breaking Bad Season 3, Episode 13
Amy, that's the most PRAGMATIC thing
anyone has ever said to me.
The Big Bang Theory Season 4, Episode 5
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