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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: pragmaticus 'skilled in law or business', from Greek, from pragma 'thing done'

pragmatic

adjective
     
prag‧mat‧ic
dealing with problems in a sensible, practical way instead of strictly following a set of ideas [↪ dogmatic]:
Williams took a more pragmatic approach to management problems.
pragmatically adverb

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