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Adjective: pragmatic  prag'ma-tik
  1. Concerned with practical matters
    "a pragmatic approach to the problem";
    - matter-of-fact, pragmatical
     
  2. Of or concerning the theory of pragmatism
    - pragmatical
     
  3. Guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
    "not ideology but pragmatic politics";
    - hardheaded, hard-nosed, practical
Noun: pragmatic  prag'ma-tik
  1. An imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land
    - pragmatic sanction

Derived forms: pragmatics

See also: practical, realistic

Type of: imperial decree

Encyclopedia: Pragmatic