Posted by: retarigan | March 1, 2016

Word Dictionary [010316]


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…)

pronunciation: præɡˈmætɪk

from Oxford: pragmatic

adj.
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]

Quote of the day: A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. by John Barrymore

Martial

Martial

Birthday of the day: Martial; Marcus Valerius Martialis (known in English as Martial) (March 1, between 38 and 41 AD – between 102 and 104 AD), was a Latin poet from Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula) best known for his twelve books of Epigrams, published in Rome between AD 86 and 103, during the reigns of the emperors Domitian, Nerva and Trajan. In these short, witty poems he cheerfully satirises city life and the scandalous activities of his acquaintances, and romanticises his provincial upbringing. He wrote a total of 1,561, of which 1,235 are in elegiac couplets. He is considered to be the creator of the modern epigram.

Joke of the day: TEACHER: What do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested? PUPILS: A teacher.

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