pragmatic sanction, pragmatic(adj)
an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land
matter-of-fact, pragmatic, pragmatical(adj)
concerned with practical matters
"a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem"; "a matter-of-fact account of the trip"
of or concerning the theory of pragmatism
hardheaded, hard-nosed, practical, pragmatic(adj)
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"
Practical, concerned with making decisions and actions that are useful in practice, not just theory
The sturdy furniture in the student lounge was pragmatic, but unattractive.
Origin: From pragmatique, from pragmaticus, from πραγματικός, from πρᾶγμα, in plural πράγματα, from πράσσειν (whence English practical).
alt. of Pragmatical
one skilled in affairs
a solemn public ordinance or decree
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
-al, prag-mat′ik, -al, adj. of or pertaining to public business: skilled in affairs: active: practical: interfering with the affairs of others: officious: meddlesome: self-important.—n. Pragmat′ic, a man of business, a busybody: a public decree.—adv. Pragmat′ically.—ns. Pragmat′icalness, Prag&priprime;matism, activity: earnestness: meddlesomeness; Prag′matist.—Pragmatic method, a method of treating events with reference to their causes, conditions, and results—also called Prag′matism; Pragmatic sanction, a special decree issued by a sovereign, such as that passed by the Emperor Charles VI. of Germany, securing the crown to Maria Theresa, and which led to the war so called in 1741. [Fr.,—L.,—Gr. pragmatikos—pragma—pragmatos, deed—prassein, to do.]
The numerical value of pragmatic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of pragmatic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- براجماتي, عملي, واقعيArabic
- pragmàtic, pragmàticaCatalan, Valencian
- 実利, 実用主義, 現実的Japanese
- prático, pragmáticoPortuguese
- pragmatic, pragmaticăRomanian
- pragmàtičan, прагма̀тичанSerbo-Croatian
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