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]
Quote of the day: A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. by John Barrymore
Birthday of the day: John I, Count of Hainaut; John I of Avesnes (May 1, 1218 – December 24, 1257) was the count of Hainaut from 1246 to his death. Born in Houffalize, he was the eldest son of Margaret II of Flanders by her first husband, Bouchard IV of Avesnes. As the marriage of Margaret and Bouchard was papally dissolved, he was considered illegitimate.
Joke of the day: TEACHER: What do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested? PUPILS: A teacher.
Thought of the day: Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.
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