Thursday, April 10, 2008

Word of the Day



Main Entry: prag·mat·ic
Pronunciation: \prag-ˈma-tik\
Variant(s): also prag·mat·i·cal \-ti-kəl\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin pragmaticus skilled in law or business, from Greek pragmatikos, from pragmat-, pragma deed, from prassein to do — more at practical
Date: 1616

1 archaic a (1): busy (2): officious b: opinionated

2: relating to matters of fact or practical affairs often to the exclusion of intellectual or artistic matters : practical as opposed to idealistic [pragmatic men of power have had no time or inclination to deal with…social morality — K. B. Clark]

3: relating to or being in accordance with philosophical pragmatism

— pragmatic noun

— prag·mat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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