of or relating to a practical point of view or practical considerations.
Philosophy. of or relating to (def 2).
of or relating to (def 1, 2).
treating historical phenomena with special reference to their causes, antecedent conditions, and results.
of or relating to the affairs of state or community.
officious; meddlesome; interfering.
Archaic. an officious or meddlesome person.
advocating behaviour that is dictated more by practical consequences than by theory or dogma
(philosophy) of or relating to pragmatism
involving everyday or practical business
of or concerned with the affairs of a state or community
(rare) interfering or meddlesome; officious
1610s, “meddlesome, impertinently busy,” short for earlier pragmatical, or else from Middle French pragmatique (15c.), from Latin pragmaticus “skilled in business or law,” from Greek pragmatikos “fit for business, active, business-like; systematic,” from pragma (genitive pragmatos) “a deed, act; that which has been done; a thing, matter, affair,” especially an important one; also a euphemism for something bad or disgraceful; in plural, “circumstances, affairs” (public or private), often in a bad sense, “trouble,” literally “a thing done,” from stem of prassein/prattein “to do, act, perform” (see practical). Meaning “matter-of-fact” is from 1853. In some later senses from German pragmatisch.
of or relating to a practical point of view or practical considerations. Philosophy. of or relating to (def 2). of or relating to (def 1, 2). treating historical phenomena with special reference to their causes, antecedent conditions, and results. of or relating to the affairs of state or community. Archaic. busy; active. officious; meddlesome; interfering. […]
the pragmatist philosophy of C. S. Peirce, chiefly a theory of meaning: so called by him to distinguish it from the pragmatism of William James. Historical Examples Many components of Leibniz’s system, of Descartes’ rationalism, and Peirce’s pragmaticism can be mentioned. The Civilization of Illiteracy Mihai Nadin n. 1865, “officiousness,” from pragmatic + -ism. From […]
character or conduct that emphasizes practicality. a philosophical movement or system having various forms, but generally stressing practical consequences as constituting the essential criterion in determining meaning, truth, or value. Contemporary Examples In short, these “solutions” represent neither principles nor pragmatism, and instead reflect dangerous phantasms and fanaticism. Israel and Palestine Vs. ‘Blood and Magic’ […]
a person who is oriented toward the success or failure of a particular line of action, thought, etc.; a practical person. an advocate or adherent of philosophical . of, relating to, or characteristic of . Contemporary Examples A pragmatist and a moderate, she serves as a role model for other Blue Dog women running for […]