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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpragmaticprag‧mat‧ic /præɡˈmætɪk/ ●○○ adjective  SENSIBLEdealing with problems in a sensible practical way instead of strictly following a set of ideasdogmatic Williams took a more pragmatic approach to management problems.pragmatically /-kli/ adverb
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pragmaticSome time ago, Mattie had told her that she was a dreamer-not pragmatic.The state consequently relied heavily upon instruments of repression and pragmatic administrative management.Its acceptance will be helped by the pragmatic approach that Tao Systems is taking in integrating its baby with existing systems.Our nation needs to take a pragmatic approach to lowering trade barriers.We need a pragmatic approach to sex education in schools.Unfortunately, there are two huge problems which modify the useful applicability of this pragmatic approach.Corporate and commercial law seemed a pragmatic choice, an important place to start.Pragmatic considerations led the government to abandon pure Marxist policies.He or she is a pragmatic dreamer, a person with an original but attainable vision.It rejects pragmatic gradualism in favour of grand design: its ideas are described as a Vision of 2005.
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