Word of the day: pragmatic
Definition: adj. dealing with matters with regard to their practical requirements or consequences.
Synonyms: matter-of-fact, pragmatical
Etymology: LL pragmaticus f. Gk pragmatikos f. pragma -matos deed (more…)
from Oxford: pragmatic
1 dealing with matters with regard to their practical requirements or consequences.
2 treating the facts of history with reference to their practical lessons.
3 hist. of or relating to the affairs of a State.
4 (also pragmatical) a concerning pragmatism. b meddlesome. c dogmatic.
Phrases and idioms: pragmatic sanction hist. an imperial or royal ordinance issued as a fundamental law, esp. regarding a question of royal succession.
Derivatives: pragmaticality n. pragmatically adv.
Etymology: LL pragmaticus f. Gk pragmatikos f. pragma -matos deed
from Wordnet: pragmatic
adj 1: concerned with practical matters; “a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem”; “a matter-of-fact account of the trip” [syn: matter-of-fact, pragmatical]
2: of or concerning the theory of pragmatism [syn: pragmatical]
3: guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory; “a hardheaded appraisal of our position”; “a hard-nosed labor leader”; “completely practical in his approach to business”; “not ideology but pragmatic politics” [syn: hardheaded, hard-nosed, practical]
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