/prag-mat-ik-al/

adjective


1.

Determining the value, truth, and meaning of an action by its practical consequences,

i.e. Does it work? Does it effectively achieve its intended aim?


2.

Emphasizing the lessons to be learned from

cause and effect in historical, political, or market events


etymolgy

1590s, "concerned with practical results," from Latin pragmaticus

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