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Definition of Pragmatic

Pragmatic
Pragmatic Prag*mat"ic, Pragmatical Prag*mat"ic*al, a. [L. pragmaticus busy, active, skilled in business, especially in law and state affairs, systematic, Gr. ?, fr. ? a thing done, business, fr. ? to do: cf. F. pragmatique. See Practical.] 1. Of or pertaining to business or to affairs; of the nature of business; practical; material; businesslike in habit or manner. The next day . . . I began to be very pragmatical. --Evelyn. We can not always be contemplative, diligent, or pragmatical, abroad; but have need of some delightful intermissions. --Milton. Low, pragmatical, earthly views of the gospel. --Hare. 2. Busy; specifically, busy in an objectionable way; officious; fussy and positive; meddlesome. ``Pragmatical officers of justice.' --Sir W. Scott. The fellow grew so pragmatical that he took upon him the government of my whole family. --Arbuthnot. 3. Philosophical; dealing with causes, reasons, and effects, rather than with details and circumstances; -- said of literature. ``Pragmatic history.' --Sir W. Hamilton. ``Pragmatic poetry.' --M. Arnold. Pragmatic sanction, a solemn ordinance or decree issued by the head or legislature of a state upon weighty matters; -- a term derived from the Byzantine empire. In European history, two decrees under this name are particularly celebrated. One of these, issued by Charles VII. of France, A. D. 1438, was the foundation of the liberties of the Gallican church; the other, issued by Charles VI. of Germany, A. D. 1724, settled his hereditary dominions on his eldest daughter, the Archduchess Maria Theresa.
Pragmatic
Pragmatic Prag*mat"ic, n. 1. One skilled in affairs. My attorney and solicitor too; a fine pragmatic. --B. Jonson. 2. A solemn public ordinance or decree. A royal pragmatic was accordingly passed. --Prescott.

Meaning of Pragmatic from wikipedia

- Pragmatics is a subfield of linguistics and semiotics that studies the ways in which context contributes to meaning. Pragmatics encomp****es speech act...
- movement. Pragmatism or pragmatic may also refer to: Pragmaticism, Charles Sanders Peirce's post-1905 branch of philosophy Pragmatics, a subfield of linguistics...
- The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master is a book about computer programming and software engineering, written by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas...
- A pragmatic sanction is a sovereign's solemn decree on a matter of primary importance and has the force of fundamental law. In the late history of the...
- Pragmatic ethics is a theory of normative philosophical ethics. Ethical pragmatists such as John Dewey believe that some societies have progressed morally...
- Peirce, William James, and John Dewey. Peirce later described it in his pragmatic maxim: "Consider the practical effects of the objects of your conception...
- The pragmatic maxim, also known as the maxim of pragmatism or the maxim of pragmaticism, is a maxim of logic formulated by Charles Sanders Peirce. Serving...
- "Pragmaticism" is a term used by Charles Sanders Peirce for his pragmatic philosophy starting in 1905, in order to distance himself and it from pragmatism...
- previously called semantic-pragmatic disorder (SPD) or Pragmatic language impairment (PLI) — is a disorder in understanding pragmatic aspects of language. People...
- religious beliefs. Pragmatic atheism is the view one should reject a belief in a god or gods because it is unnecessary for a pragmatic life. This view is...
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