Friday, November 26, 2010


prag·mat·ic (prg-mtk)
1. Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical.
2. Philosophy Of or relating to pragmatism.
3. 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.
4. Archaic
a. Active; busy.
b. Active in an officious or meddlesome way.
c. Dogmatic; dictatorial.
1. A pragmatic sanction.
2. Archaic A meddler; a busybody.

[Latin prgmaticusskilled in business, from Greek prgmatikos, from prgma, prgmat-deed, from prssein, prg-to do.]

prag·mati·cal adj.
prag·mati·cal·ly adv.

pragmatic [prægˈmætɪk]
1. advocating behaviour that is dictated more by practical consequences than by theory or dogma
2. (Philosophy) Philosophy of or relating to pragmatism
3. involving everyday or practical business
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or concerned with the affairs of a state or community
5. Rare interfering or meddlesome; officious Also (for senses 3, 5) pragmatical
[from Late Latin prāgmaticus, from Greek prāgmatikos from pragma act, from prattein to do]
pragmaticality  n
pragmatically  adv

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